Invisible Ones

Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Alternative Press
    60
    A confident and bold album... [but] it unfortunately expends so much energy being spooky and otherworldly that most of the anticipated enchanting beauty is nowhere to be found. [Sep 2005, p.156]
  2. Under The Radar
    60
    Stick around and listen again, and the songs will reveal themselves as something distinct and remarkable that shrug off any nostalgia for past work. [#10, p.106]
  3. Mojo
    60
    [Doesn't] always make satisfactory listening. [Dec 2005, p.104]
  4. There are few efforts as noble as Fink’s attempt to express the realities of human suffering. It’s unfortunate that Invisible Ones can’t consistently relate these messages musically.
  5. Blender
    50
    Fink's pretty, dusky voice moves like time-lapse clouds over earthy beats that build to cymbal-crash storms. [Sep 2005, p.133]
  6. Fink stays close to the sonic templates of both Now It's Overhead and Azure Ray, but has less impact than either.
  7. New Musical Express (NME)
    40
    Completely lacking in imagination. [1 Oct 2005, p.47]
  8. Magnet
    40
    An ambitious album... but it's undercut by Fink's inconsistent readings. [#69, p.96]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. LucianR.
    May 16, 2006
    8
    I thought that this album had a touch of real emotion in it. Too often nowadays you hear artists singing about thing they have no idea about, I thought that this album had a touch of real emotion in it. Too often nowadays you hear artists singing about thing they have no idea about, but Fink makes you believe that not only has she been there, but you have as well. It is an amazing work and Fink is a wonderful musician, playing eight instruments including voice during the album. Full Review »
  2. Remi-EricF
    Sep 13, 2005
    8
    Although the album does have its weak moments, the overall impression is that of a youthful Sarah McLachlan emulating Kate bush, with a Although the album does have its weak moments, the overall impression is that of a youthful Sarah McLachlan emulating Kate bush, with a sadness too profound for music. Full Review »
  3. DainA
    Sep 12, 2005
    9
    One of the best releases of the year. Though it may take a few listens to really grasp the the cd as a whole, it's worth listening to. One of the best releases of the year. Though it may take a few listens to really grasp the the cd as a whole, it's worth listening to. Unlike Maria Taylors cd, she branches out and does her own thing, and that thing is pretty amazing to hear. She's a breath of fresh air in the world of female singers today, who rarely sing about anything other than themselves and their problems. Full Review »