Dust - Muggs
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. The album's subtle build from bleak electronica to ethereal alternative rock is a stunning accomplishment; his productions haven't maintained this kind of flow since the first Soul Assassins disc.
  2. Dust is an atmospheric tour de force that doesn't just come from left field, it breaks through the outfield wall.
  3. Trip-hop has been brought into the 21st century, at last.
  4. 80
    He sounds like a cross between Sonic Youth and Massive Attack, and the results are immediately convincing. [Apr 2003, p.100]
  5. A rhythmic assurance helps Muggs navigate the flabby portentousness that has hampered Massive Attack of late. [Apr 2003, p.113]
  6. Using inventive sounds and solid structures, he has created a damn fine album.
  7. A third of this record sounds like the Cocteau Twins covering Enya, and another third sounds like a trip-hop Blind Melon... But the other third is pure Muggs.
  8. 60
    He has gone for the full trip hop/psych-rock concept album--a major hazard given such previous near-missees as UNKLE's Psyence Fiction--but it's not at all bad. [Apr 2003, p.118]
  9. 60
    An ephemeral, genre-less mix of beat-driven mood music. [#15, p.127]
  10. 60
    His most stoner-friendly album to date. [Apr 2003, p.179]
  11. Much of Dust is nearly indistinguishable from the British trip hop Muggs' tripped-out productions helped inspire. [Apr 2003, p.82]
  12. 40
    A failed merger of trip-hop's smoky grooves and psychedelic rock's galactic textures. [Mar 2003, p.94]
  13. It's an unrefined, poorly calculated mess.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. ErikT
    Aug 30, 2006
    10
    Wow! This is very good!
  2. johhnym
    Jun 26, 2005
    10
    great!