Lost Horizons - Lemon Jelly

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

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
    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 and calming. Becoming one of my favorite albums! Full Review »
  2. Jan 4, 2013
    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 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
    The sound of sheer joy. If you need cheering up, buy it !!!