Ether Song

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Builds considerable muscle to the skeletal frailty of intricate guitar work while commendably maintaining all which was good of their debut.
  2. Uncut
    80
    Brings to the surface all of the volatility and emotional charge that was inherent in their work. [Apr 2003, p.104]
  3. It works in the same way that Doves' 'Lost Souls' did; that is, by inviting us to bed down in its sumptuously familiar lyrical folds while offering us a warm mug of Something A Bit Different.
  4. A real step forward - a challenging and melodic record.
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    A narcotizing collection of planetarium-ready space folk. [14 Mar 2003, p.66]
  6. Spin
    75
    Conjure[s] the glum glamour of prime Coldplay. [Apr 2003, p.107]
  7. It may not be the most exciting work you’re likely to hear this year, but as a lazy-afternoon chill-out record, it should have few peers.
  8. Urb
    70
    A bewitching brew of triumphant introspection that, while not unprecedented, is still plenty personal. [Mar 2003, p.95]
  9. Mojo
    70
    A fine piece of work. [Mar 2003, p.106]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mattc
    Mar 19, 2003
    8
    Proof that bigger can be better. Their sound has expanded, the songs more confident and there are many feeling of real bliss in there. Proof that bigger can be better. Their sound has expanded, the songs more confident and there are many feeling of real bliss in there. Don't discount it on the first listen. Give Ether Song a few goes and it breathes with you. Full Review »