Lustre

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. When it isn't a high school poetry recital, Lustre often feels like a disappearing act-- an attempt to put on a few musical disguises to see if anyone likes them better than the musician beneath.
  2. Under The Radar
    40
    Rather than take the leap of faith required to create art truly terrible or transcendent, Harcourt has aimed, and landed squarely in the middle of the road, where the world is busy passing him by. [Summer 2010, p.84]
  3. Harcourt is a singer of uncommon charm, and Lustre is a welcome reminder that when he's on top of his game--which he is for roughly half the record--you'll want for little else.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. matthewa
    Jun 18, 2010
    8
    Another solid effort by Harcourt. The highs aren't quite as high as on his last effort, The Beautiful Lie, but overall, very solid Another solid effort by Harcourt. The highs aren't quite as high as on his last effort, The Beautiful Lie, but overall, very solid throughout and a solid expansion of his sound while not really changing the elements that make his music so endearing. Full Review »