Goodbye - Ulrich Schnauss
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  • Summary: The third album for the German electronica artist.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Ulrich Schnauss returns with more lush, ambient music fitting for any chill-out session or long summer drive with the windows down.
  2. Goodbye is striking and rewarding in its own way; it just might take a little more time to sink into the murky new agey abyss.
  3. This, his third album and major-label debut, stretches this sea of sound even further, ebbing and flowing from ethereal opener "Never Be The Same," to the folky strum of "For Good."
  4. Goodbye contains both the best and the worst of Schnauss’ output until now.
  5. 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.
  6. Goodbye has a tendency to blur together in many places during the course of ten tracks and just under an hour in running length. If you like his past work, you might want to check this one out, but others will probably want to take a pass.
  7. In an apparent attempt to open up his appeal to broader audiences, Schnauss leaves his compositions seeming oddly detoothed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. 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 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
  2. HG
    Jul 24, 2007
    10
    Songs "Goodbye" and "Stars" make the album.
  3. victorm
    Aug 14, 2007
    10
    afull pack of dream. battery include.
  4. 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 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. Expand
  5. 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 haveInspirational 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. Expand
  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 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. Collapse
  7. 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.