Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain Image
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  • Summary: Mark Linkous' first Sparklehorse album in five years includes collaborations with Danger Mouse, Christian Fennesz, and Tom Waits.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. [A] simply dreamy album. [20 Oct 2006, p.83]
  2. Dreamt for Light Years proves less targeted than 2001's It's a Wonderful Life, but this is a check in the plus column: Linkous sounds best when he's warring with structure and sound, when his songs sound unsettled.
  3. Superb stuff. [23 Sep 2006, p.33]
  4. There are no earth-shattering changes to Linkous' studio-warped rock 'n' roll pastoralism. As there was nothing broken on previous Sparklehorse outings, there is little in need of fixing.
  5. Ultimately, Dreamt will reward those who spend time with it, and Sparklehorse fans won't be disappointed.
  6. While passages are lovely, the work as a whole struggles to hold the attention.
  7. Ornate but unremarkable headphone listening. [Oct 2006, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. JakeW
    Apr 3, 2007
    10
    Sparklehorse is brilliant.
  2. JPCosta
    Sep 29, 2006
    10
    Finally, after 5 years, Mark Linkous manages to release his materpiece. Never has a voice sounded so close to fade into black.
  3. JC
    Nov 18, 2006
    10
    I think its there best album yet...
  4. AliceR
    Nov 4, 2006
    8
    Great music - it is only now that I can appreciate why there was such a long wait!
  5. geoffb
    Sep 30, 2006
    8
    Impressing is a word. I looked it up.
  6. Rosie
    Nov 25, 2006
    8
    Yes, yes, it's good, of course. But where's the innovation, where's the development from their previous work? As others have Yes, yes, it's good, of course. But where's the innovation, where's the development from their previous work? As others have said, Dreamt is more akin to Vivadixie than either of the intermediary releases - there's a frustrating sense of regression about this. Some beautifully crafted songs (and that's rare enough anywhere), but it's just more of the same. A shame after so long an incubatory period. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Sep 26, 2006
    4
    Quite a disappointing step back from It's a Wonderful Life. Hope Linkous will make up for that sooner or later

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