• Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Jul 10, 2007
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13

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  1. DamianT.
    Aug 26, 2007
    7
    Quite good. Some of the tracks have a tendency to sound like each other. Worth listening to for 'Goodbye' though.
  2. KeithC.
    Jul 13, 2007
    9
    Goodbye is a perfect album for anyone seeking to contemplate and/or digest difficult ideas. The music is certainly low-key, but I wouldn't say forgettable, for it has a way of penetrating to the core of one's mind while bypassing the 'popular hook' method of songwriting.
  3. HG
    Jul 24, 2007
    10
    Songs "Goodbye" and "Stars" make the album.
  4. Chelc
    Sep 27, 2007
    10
    Exceedingly deep and equally fragile, Schnauss has definitely continued in the right direction with this album. Truly thought provoking and touching, so rarely does electronica succeed so perfectly at emoting pure sweet emotion. Played live the music is surprisingly better, a rare occurence in this genre. Schnauss is too often underrated and misunderstood, but in the following years, his Exceedingly deep and equally fragile, Schnauss has definitely continued in the right direction with this album. Truly thought provoking and touching, so rarely does electronica succeed so perfectly at emoting pure sweet emotion. Played live the music is surprisingly better, a rare occurence in this genre. Schnauss is too often underrated and misunderstood, but in the following years, his solid and devout following will surely continue to grow. Expand
  5. victorm
    Aug 14, 2007
    10
    afull pack of dream. battery include.
  6. JVT
    Aug 31, 2007
    8
    This album is just made to put on in the car.It makes even the most mondain shopping trip into an epic voyage. Not the best album from Ulrich so far mind you but it's up there with 'a strangely isolated place'. Just put it on and drive towards a hazy sunset and you'll realise what this album is all about. Bliss.
  7. Aug 19, 2010
    9
    Inspirational music. Never gets old. Teleports me to another world. Well blended and unforgettable. One of my top albums of all time. I have laughed at some of the negative reviews out there... Joshua Klein's, in particular. I guess good dreamy music isn't for everybody.
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. In fact, "delayed," "drenched," and "dervish" pretty much sum up Goodbye. Schnauss piles on effects and layers in a psychedelic melee that would leave Ozric Tentacles and Pink Floyd standing transfixed by his stroboscopic strategies.
  2. It’s an evanescent experience, for whilst you’re awestruck by the sonics beneath the electronic sheen, you can’t remember anything much about them after they’ve evaporated at the end.
  3. Ulrich Schnauss returns with more lush, ambient music fitting for any chill-out session or long summer drive with the windows down.