Here Is What Is - Daniel Lanois
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  • Summary: The fifth studio album for the Canadian singer and producer is also the soundtrack to the documentary of the same name.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Uber-producer makes sublime soundtrack to documentary film.
  2. 80
    It's top quality stuff. [May 2008, p.106]
  3. Throughout Here is What is, Lanois’ fifth, and best, record, we hear reverberations of the past, and meditations on the future.
  4. 80
    Lanois' impeccable production outshines his songwriting, but it's truly beautiful what this man can build. [Winter 2008, p.100]
  5. The album is chock full of solid songs.
  6. 60
    This collection, like all of his work, conjures a world unto itself, drawing from seemingly random sources to weave a work of mystic, spiritual power. [May 2008, p.102]
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3