Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Aug 18, 2011
    90
    If Small Craft on a Milk Sea was an installation piece in the museum of Brian Eno's career, requiring rapt attention to find meaning, Drums Between the Bells is modern art that immediately captures those witnessing it in a state of aesthetic arrest.
  2. Aug 22, 2011
    87
    The cadences, demeanors and vocal tones certainly add an interesting wrinkle to Eno's dynamic, but a few exceptions aside, I'm generally too enraptured in his rich compositions to decipher the staggered wordplay.
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  1. Sep 29, 2011
    8
    An 'eclectic mix' I think. Some tracks with infectious rhythms, some simple melodies and ambient atmospheres, the usual clarity of productionAn 'eclectic mix' I think. Some tracks with infectious rhythms, some simple melodies and ambient atmospheres, the usual clarity of production and instrumentation. The spoken words occasionally grate, but are, on the whole, wonderfully playful and with a range of deliveries from the theatrical (one sounding like Judy Dench) to the processed (Kraftwerk might have produced it) there is plenty to engage both sides of the brian...or should that be Brain? Full Review »