Mind Bokeh - Bibio
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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. Apr 3, 2011
    7
    My first impressions of this album were that it was a step back from the excellent 'Ambivalence Avenue'. Initially, it seemed like Bibio was experimenting with just a few too many ideas and not really focused on creating songs. I read one review that hit it perfectly by saying that it's difficult to tell where one song ends and the other begins. That's all fine, and I'm all for experimentation, but I also yearn for song structure and melody, which some of his noises tend to eschew. Overall, there definitely are moments that I love on the album and it's grown considerably on me since that first listen. Expand
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Jun 8, 2011
    60
    It takes a while for Mind Bokeh to get going, and once it does it's rather compelling, but after the uniformly excellent Ambivalence Avenue, the album can't help but feel like an overcast sky with too few rays of sunshine shining through. [May 2011, p.89]
  2. May 17, 2011
    60
    His fifth album finds him digging into the C-60 funk box, and sometimes misplacing his wonderful strangeness in the process. [May 2011, p.104]
  3. May 17, 2011
    80
    He makes a quantum leap forward on his new album. [May 2011, p.112]