Lost Horizons - Lemon Jelly
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Nick Franglen and Fred Deakin rarely miss with this album.
  2. Simultaneously laid back and bursting with intensity, 'Lost Horizons' is a film score inviting each of us to direct our own personal movie.
  3. Such perfectionism can easily be construed as soullessness, but I think what Deakin and Franglin are actually striving for here is to strike a balance between the warmth and humanity of their music's sounds and the machine-like grace of its flawless production.
  4. Everything about Lemon Jelly is meticulous, extending beyond the detailed production and lush orchestration.
  5. 80
    Think early Air meets hip-hop, the West Coast harmonies and Ultramarine-style tech-fok eccentricities merging with euphoric yet becalmed moodscapes. [Nov 2002, p.113]
  6. 80
    Multi-hued melodies flow like lava and threaten to swallow foothills of funk. [Nov 2002, p.78]
  7. A delightful but slightly faceless blend of lounge pop, subtle beats, found sound and mellow jazz influences.
  8. Like Moon Safari-era Air, unleashes shimmering, cinematic musical waves that gently wash over you but eventually suck you in entirely. [Nov 2002, p.113]
  9. Music that's at once beautiful, joyful, and pure aural pleasure.
  10. Mostly, it's pleasant background music. [15 Aug 2003, p.74]
  11. Make no mistake, the record is extremely endearing and flawlessly constructed-- it's just hard to love an album that has a dazzling surface and not much underneath.
  12. 60
    Anyone who's enjoyed its predecessor may not find the follow-up effort entirely essential. [#12, p.145]
  13. Feels like a widescreen Technicolor dream.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Dec 19, 2013
    10
    Really relaxed and beautiful. Puts me in a good mood no matter the situation. Ive never heard another album like it it's just so surreal andReally relaxed and beautiful. Puts me in a good mood no matter the situation. Ive never heard another album like it it's just so surreal and calming. Becoming one of my favorite albums! Full Review »
  2. Jan 4, 2013
    7
    Great introduction from Lemonjelly, with lots of brilliant tracks. For me, it's not quite as focused as some of their better work and while IGreat introduction from Lemonjelly, with lots of brilliant tracks. For me, it's not quite as focused as some of their better work and while I love some of the tracks on here, I get a bit bored with others and tend to skip. I can't say this for some of their other releases for example lemonjelly.ky Full Review »
  3. SteveW
    Dec 18, 2002
    9
    The sound of sheer joy. If you need cheering up, buy it !!!