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  • Summary: The third album from the electronica-influenced UK band.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Good Arrows is still a series of beautiful songs for that part of us all that just wants to stay in bed all day.
  2. 80
    An album that values discreet whimsy over Wicker Man portent, it succeeds on its own puckish terms. [Sep 2007, p.109]
  3. 80
    Tunng has taken one analog-age lesson very much to heart by making Good Arrows nice and short; it's 11 songs clock in at 43 minutes, and only one is an outright dud. [Fall 2007, p.108]
  4. It's an album sufficiently laced with despair to render the not-committed listener uncomfortable; delve deeper, though, to where the darkness makes way for an eerie underworld glow, and the record's beauty emerges.
  5. The sound remains an expert blend of studio and sampling wizardy with breathy folk songs. [Fall 2007, p.83]
  6. It's messy, it takes time to sink in, but it's worth it. [Sep 2007, p.100]
  7. There may be nothing exactly wrong with Good Arrows as a record, and I’m sure that in a different time and situation it would be considered a respectable if shallow pop record.

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  1. RobertW.
    Sep 25, 2007
    10
    Beautiful!
  2. JamesT
    Sep 25, 2007
    9
    This album is very interesting and eclectic. Tunng really has their own sound, and should not get mislabeled as "folktronic" or any other hackneyed titles. The music is warm and harmonically rich, with enough terrific melodies and straightforward song writing structure to be accessible and enjoyable, yet has enough innovation and creativity going on to be original, rough on the edges, and thoroughly divergent from that major label sound. In other words, it keeps me interested, yet I can play it around my girlfriend, who can't stand excessively strange music. Expand