Look to the Sky - James Iha
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Nov 21, 2012
    80
    While retaining the melodic approach of his debut, the singer-guitarist has shaped some additional, more diverse sounds. [Dec 2012, p.88]
  2. Oct 23, 2012
    80
    If Let It Come Down was Iha's sun-dappled West Coast folk-rock break from the creative turmoil and personal squabbles of the Pumpkins, then Look to the Sky is his more austere, if no less captivating, look back from the sun and toward the dark moon of his alt-rock '90s past.
  3. Oct 23, 2012
    80
    [A] beautiful and calming record.
  4. 60
    Intriguing, but unsatisfying.
  5. Nov 5, 2012
    50
    'Look To The Sky' sees him returning to the spotlight with an album that only fleetingly hints at his past glories.
  6. Dec 10, 2012
    40
    He goes from pretty ditties to outright tedium as songs drag on interminably and eventually, unlistenably. [10 Nov 2012, p.53]
  7. Nov 21, 2012
    40
    Unfortunately, Iha's anemic vocals are as terminally starry-eyed as ever. [Dec 2012, p.107]
  8. Oct 23, 2012
    29
    Bafflingly outdated alt-rock songs that could comfortably sidle between choice cuts from Marcy Playground and Semisonic [circa 1998] and get their asses handed to them.
  9. Oct 22, 2012
    20
    Unfortunately all this hi-watt talent [guest vocalists] can't cover up Iha's weak vocals, which pass from winsome to wan early on and never recover. [No.92 p.54]

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