• Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: May 22, 2007
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. While Erasure certainly didn't need the "return to form" album at this point in their career, they nailed it and brought better songwriting along for the ride.
  2. This is signature Erasure, and fans will find it pure delight. [26 May 2007]
  3. Erasure remain A-level, mid-tempo melody makers, crafters of classic romantic pop songs with electronica serving as the template.
  4. A batch of keyboard-driven dance tunes that could easily have been recorded in the early 1990s -- and for fans, that's good news.
  5. As shimmering and energetic as anything the group released during its late-'80s prime.
  6. No one has a handle on pop hooks like Erasure does. [#17, p.98]
  7. When it all comes together, as it does on the amazing singles "I Could Fall in Love with You" and "Sunday Girl," the effect is intoxicating. Music like this makes you happy to be alive. When it doesn't come together, as on "How My Eyes Adore You", the result isn't unpleasant so much as tedious.
  8. There is something timeless about Erasure’s sound that provides a certain comfort if you musically came of age listening to them.
  9. 60
    Those bel canto melodies will still be a little syrupy for some. [Jun 2007, p.94]
  10. Most of Light at the End of the World works within the familiar confines of the vintage Erasure formula, drunk on everyman synthesizers, listing through painfully vague and obvious rhymes.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. richardh.
    Sep 14, 2007
    9
    brilliant, simple as that! Its such a shame that erasure dont reach a wider audience because they are not a new band. people dont know what brilliant, simple as that! Its such a shame that erasure dont reach a wider audience because they are not a new band. people dont know what they are missing Full Review »