Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. After I got over my high I began to feel the rest of the album was a letdown, but far from it--just lesser variations on his trick of deploying short samples as beats without settling for staccato. Kind of like in rock and roll even if you'd never know it to listen to it--only to think about it.
  2. Lucky Shiner is one of the most innovative and mind-melding albums of the year and one that just keeps on giving.
  3. It's all a lot to wrap your head around, and depending on your mindset, you could either follow the sound collage down the rabbit hole or simply ride the surface-level groove.
  4. The dusty melancholia of Lucky Shiner feels earned and lived-in. It's a far cry from just naming your new bedroom-pop band Double Dare.
  5. Dec 13, 2010
    82
    The simple brilliance that Gold Panda is capable of delivering with this crisp and intricate album stands in sharp but good contrast to the previously released Quitters Raga.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Feb 23, 2011
    5
    it's ok but nothing groundbreaking really. i keep thinking about The Field and Four Tet when I listen to it and the fact they can really doit's ok but nothing groundbreaking really. i keep thinking about The Field and Four Tet when I listen to it and the fact they can really do this much better than Gold Panda. But I'm looking forward to see what this artist is gonna do next. Full Review »