Mind Elevation

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Sep 3, 2002
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Ironically, the fact that there are so many vocals really saves Mind Elevation from being the first bland record by Nightmares on Wax; as it is, there's something to focus on for those few tracks where the old production genius just doesn't seem to be there anymore.
  2. Maybe while stoned it makes sense, but sober, Mind Elevation is more confusing than uplifting.
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    This friskier, fresher take on Evelyn's previous fare is especially well judged bearing in mind that the last thing the world needs is another chill-out album. [Sep 2002, p.111]
  4. Magnet
    60
    The album fares best when Evelyn lets his sampler do the talking. [#56, p.101]
  5. Blender
    40
    Like Morcheeba at their worst. [#10, p.124]
  6. Urb
    50
    While meticulously arranged, Mind Elevation contains its share of anonymous, carbon-copy beats. [Sep 2002, p.104]
  7. Most of this album, basically, doesn't work.
  8. Mixer
    60
    If you liked previous Nightmares On Wax material, this one won't do it for you, as Evelyn's music has grown more vocal-based and less "stony."
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. BrianJ.
    Sep 12, 2002
    7
    lots of brilliant beats and vocals but in general a bit confusing