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Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. AdrianB.
    Apr 4, 2008
    Lanois is still beiing busy and capable of his talents to go on futher looking fot the frontiers of music.Give the man something from the past and he creates a new "pearl"of the future. Listening to his music says that we are only at the beginning of future's miracles
  2. MichaelE.
    Apr 8, 2008
    This is a first class Lanois soundtrack album that once gain reveals that his solo albums (Acadie, For The Beauty of Wynona, Shine, Belladonna) offer the same richness and magic than the best of his production works for Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris or Willie Nelson. I love this man's voice and the way he creates nakedness and vulnerablity in his songs and instrumental pieces.
  3. DmitriA.
    Apr 10, 2008
    I'm new to Mr. Lanois' work - the first album of his I heard was 'Shine', but this album is very strong. It reaches the most important standard for music I know of: it stands up to repeated listening.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. If you still hold Lanois' earlier recordings to a high ideal, this may indeed frustrate you because it offers considerably more evidence that Lanois has lost his way as a musician.
  2. Lanois' sixth studio album is an eclectic mix of richly textured rock songs, mellow vibes and hypnotic instrumentals, interspersed with snippets from philosophical conversations with mentor Brian Eno.
  3. The album is chock full of solid songs.