Gentle Stream - The Amazing
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 16, 2012
    80
    The album as a whole clearly values the arrangements and overall instrumental performances perhaps even more than the singing, with numerous extended codas and breaks where the performers stretch out to the full.
  2. Jul 16, 2012
    80
    With prog moodiness and pastoral folkiness both hanging heavily over The Amazing, it's the more psychedelic edges that twirl around the songs, dragging them into tangled and weird territory, that makes Gentle Stream occasionally exceptional.
  3. Jul 3, 2012
    80
    [Gentle Stream] is gorgeous sun-dappled psych, crossing the lighter side of paisley underground with Nick Drake's dreaminess. [Dec 2011, p.93]
  4. Jul 16, 2012
    73
    A fine follow-up, Gentle Stream captures its namesake in soft, skilled hands.
  5. Oct 23, 2012
    50
    It's possible that fans of mellow, laid-back rock will savor this album, but overall, lethargy overwhelms inventiveness on all but a handful of tracks.
  6. Oct 22, 2012
    91
    The Amazing like to entice and then awe, always bringing songs back to the guitars, which sound like they're being played by a real human person, until they burst into shards of jagged, whirling rainbows.
  7. Nov 30, 2012
    70
    It's a beatific journey, and it flows like a gentle stream. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.120]

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