Feelin' Good - Nightmares on Wax
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jan 27, 2014
    80
    All told, a sunny delight. [Oct 2013, p.107]
  2. Sep 27, 2013
    80
    Trumpets, drums, vocals, violins, flutes, saxophones and cellos make for a much fuller, richer and more authentic sound than ever before.
  3. Sep 16, 2013
    80
    Had the album dropped in May, it could have complemented the season beautifully. Now, it'll have to settle for cushioning the winter months with its unabashed, bubbly vibes.
  4. Oct 10, 2013
    70
    Overlooking the rare lapse into anodyne mellowness, it would appear Evelyn's got his future-soul mojo back. [Nov 2013, p.75]
  5. Sep 19, 2013
    70
    Evelyn offers up the wiles and wisdom of a neighbourhood good guy, or more accurately, the distinction of an original Warp beat sage, providing contented listening caught lacing up a shelltoe.
  6. 70
    Once more, Nightmares On Wax provide the backing music to the party; once more, your enjoyment is only limited by your own imagination.
  7. Sep 16, 2013
    70
    While it may not be 1995 any more, few listening will care when the nostalgia is this expertly crafted.
  8. Sep 26, 2013
    60
    It may well appeal to those content with downtime after more forthright records. As an album, however, Evelyn’s good mood sits somewhere between decisive and whimsical.
  9. Sep 19, 2013
    60
    While there's nothing here to touch 1999's moving, Cinemascopic downtempo classic Les Nuits, it's an eclectic offering, deliberately in keeping with the Balearic paradigm Evelyn once helped shape. [Oct 2013, p.91]
  10. Sep 16, 2013
    50
    Appropriately titled, the album exudes warmth but occasionally sounds so relaxed that it seems to lack inspiration--more suited for a department store soundtrack than vacation listening.
  11. Oct 3, 2013
    40
    Much of his old work still sounds more vital.
  12. 40
    While positivity is an accessible escape within music, his comeback surfaces nothing new, accumulating few tracks that stand out and many an overkill.

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