In Light - Givers
Metascore
70

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
    90
    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
7.0

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
    9
    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
    7
    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
    0
    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 »