Infinite Light - Lightning Dust
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  • Summary: This is the second album for Black Mountain's Amber Webber and Joshua Wells.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. For many listeners Webber’s descent into Cat Power-style calamity will be the hook; others may find it a precious affectation. Then again, some people can’t see any beauty in a lonely overcast day.
  2. If Black Mountain indulges the riff, Lightning Dust indulges the song. Side project my ass.
  3. This time, she and Wells seems intent on demonstrating that members of even the shaggiest rock outfits have a pop side, too. If you’ve been waiting to see someone try to splice together Carol King and Karen Dalton--and more or less pull it off--this is your record.
  4. Infinite Light is solid. And its overall quality owes more than a small debt to the fact that Webber and Wells have the good taste and modesty to keep it at 10 songs.
  5. Gorgeous, exquisite... and no, definitely not a side-project.
  6. 70
    They apply a borrowed Steinway Grand and some retro synths to a mess of ideas, from the rockabilly-plus-tabla stomp of 'The Time' to the Arcade Fire mimicry of 'Antonia Jane.' But they really shine on epic, Bat for Lashes-type ballads like 'Never Seen' and 'Waiting on the Sun to Rise.'
  7. 60
    The rest of the album struggles to maintain that high standard [of the second track, 'I Know'], but 'Take It Home' is a magnificent dirge. [Sep 2009, p.86]

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  1. DouglasD
    Aug 29, 2009
    One of my top five records of the year.