In Light - Givers

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jul 12, 2011
    In keeping with Givers' multi-dimensional aural assault, it only makes sense that vocals would also come from multiple sources. While drummer Kirby Campbell occasionally lends a hand, it is predominantly Guarisco and Lamson who brilliantly deliver the boy/girl dynamic on show here.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 17, 2013
    Three main things stood out to me from this wonderful album: One, their abilities in melody-writing, to have songs which are filled with multiple tunes, each very catchy and well-done in their own. Two, their beautiful instrumentation, including tasteful electronics, fast-ringing guitars, and even some truly unique stuff (like flutes). Three, their beautiful ignorance towards bland, over-washed song structure. They break the general rules of how a song should be organized and go off in whatever direction they want, which I think adds a lot of character and distinction to their sound. Overall, this album is well done, and very, very joyous. If you aren't a fan of happy, joy-filled indie pop, this album isn't for you. However, if you can overlook an overwhelming common emotional theme, you'll see some great singers working their masterful song-writing abilities in a very fun and addicting album. Full Review »
  2. Jul 5, 2011
    Not a bad album at all. Its a pleasant listen, and its very appropriate to become a soundtrack for the summer. However, i feel this album just doesn't stand among other indie-pop albums that have been recently released. It has its bright spots, but for the most part its average. Up Up Up and Meantime are the two standout tracks and I feel the rest of the album kind of blends together, becoming somewhat forgettable. Its relatively enjoyable though... Full Review »
  3. Jun 21, 2011
    People can write songs about being happy. There's nothing wrong with that. People can effectively communicate that happiness through they're music, too. But this album is so giddy it's nauseating--the worst album I've heard in 2011 thus far. Full Review »