Lookaftering

User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Dec 6, 2005
    4
    Yuck.
  2. AndyD
    Nov 9, 2005
    5
    I'm so sick of albums like this. Fine, yeah, its "beautiful," melodies are nice, so on and so forth, but it's so damn boring! Who actually listens to albums like this regularly? This year just seems dominated of these boring-as-hell, but oh-so-pretty albums, and I'm so sick of picking them up and being so utterly dissappointed. I encourage everyone that has this album to I'm so sick of albums like this. Fine, yeah, its "beautiful," melodies are nice, so on and so forth, but it's so damn boring! Who actually listens to albums like this regularly? This year just seems dominated of these boring-as-hell, but oh-so-pretty albums, and I'm so sick of picking them up and being so utterly dissappointed. I encourage everyone that has this album to try this little experiment: listen to the first bar of every track in order, one after another. It should be amazingly obvious what I'm pointing out after even just 3 tracks. By track 11, it is just ridiclous. Expand
  3. DaveMcQ
    Nov 12, 2005
    5
    Andy D, Couldn' t be more with you, regarding this album or the state of rock and roll in general. Pretty is great, as long as it's also interesting...this album is only the former.
  4. JulianR
    Nov 13, 2005
    6
    The quality of this album is high, but it's just not all that interesting. There is a lighness of touch here that is quite beautiful but it all just washes over you, nothing really stands out. I can certainly understand all of the good reviews because I generally like this kind of stuff but I can't imagine listening to this too often unless I was trying to fall asleep.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. The New York Times
    80
    Pastoral doesn't quite describe it; this seems to come from some place more eco-protected than any in existence. [24 Oct 2005]
  2. That Vashti Bunyan had the courage to step out of seclusion and follow up her classic debut is admirable. That she was able to do so with an excellent batch of songs is a joy to behold, pure and simple.
  3. Lookaftering sees her trading the overly twee vibe of her debut for a darker, more mysterious and mature sound.