In A Cave

  • Record Label: Rykodisc
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2008
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Lyrically, In a Cave is no less perplexing than other records.
  2. Uncut
    60
    If a few tracks see them flirt with Eno-esque avant garde, thes wayward tendencies are balanced out by pretty folk ballads. [June 2008, p.88]
  3. While Cave represents a return to form, the band hasn't recaptured the beauty of early highlights like 'When the Red King Comes' or 'A Dream in Sound.'
  4. Under The Radar
    50
    As it stands, everything is cranked to the same volume, creating a wash of sound that's neither punchy enough to move the rockers, nor benign enough to satisfy the stoners. [Spring 2008, p.82]
  5. The production is sublime, every beat and note fully realised in glorious colour. The songs, however, sound tired, and despite determined efforts to sound upbeat and jaunty, they end in a slump of indie-pop lethargy.

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