Fluorescence

Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. This album is a great start for anyone who leans on the more accessible sides of ambient/indie music.
  2. Mar 21, 2011
    80
    While the band introduces new elements with this release, its shoegaze dream-pop still underlies each track, with many familiar experimental tangents scattered throughout.
  3. Feb 22, 2011
    80
    Joyful and experimental in equal measure, Fluorescence is an album that challenges you without you even realising.
  4. 80
    Fluorescence represents equilibrium between the noise and energy of the first two albums and the dreamier soundscapes of Hush, while simultaneously refining the sound to the point where it is something distinctly Asobi Seksu's. More than merely going strong after four studio albums and two live releases, Asobi Seksu is better than ever.
  5. Feb 22, 2011
    70
    It's a nicely balanced record: It's not as if the 'old' Asobi Seksu has disappeared and been replaced with a slightly more cheerful android version of the band--but there's a definite shift here.
  6. Feb 22, 2011
    70
    Fluorescence, their fourth studio album, has an overwhelming brightness.
  7. Feb 22, 2011
    63
    Housing only a couple of keepers, Fluorescence might initially feel like another letdown after the end-to-end excellence of Citrus, but that overlooks the challenges Asobi Seksu are up against.

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