Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Motion Sickness of Time Travel
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 28, 2012
    60
    It's still nothing I'd recommend to the casual listener, but there are interesting ideas at work here.
  2. Jun 21, 2012
    83
    Many of the familiar sounds of ambient music are here, and Evans boldly breathes new life into them.
  3. Jun 21, 2012
    80
    Evans has created a beguiling work born of an intensely solitary process, inviting sympathetic listeners to resonate with her private mystical revelations.
  4. Jun 21, 2012
    88
    It's a refined sense of balance that sets her apart from Grouper and Julia Holter, artists to whom Evans is too often compared.
  5. Both in its challenging nature and its status as an emblem of everything that the Motion Sickness of Time Travel project has dealt in to date, it functions, without a doubt, as Evans most accomplished release of her career and one of the more accomplished ambient albums in recent memory.
  6. Jun 21, 2012
    80
    The sense of meticulous balance that dominates 'The Dream' permeates MSOTT.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 8, 2012
    6
    There likely is a time and a place for this album, but it isn't an everyday listening delight. It has all kinds of merits, but the overall scope of the album was not quite was I was hoping for to add it to my regular rotation. The quiet mornings with a need for a calming sound, I'll load it up, for sure. Full Review »
  2. Aug 19, 2012
    8
    The album really draws you into its own little world. The sounds aren't harsh enough to scare you away but not serene enough to put you to sleep. It occupies a nice middle ground between totally unlistenable and unbearably boring. Although the scope and length of the album is epic in every sense of the word, it doesn't sound like the product of pretentious self indulgence, the hallmark of a lot of noise music. You have to approach music like this possessing a lot of patience while throwing away all expectations. As soon as you clear your mind, the music here will enter your cranium and straight f*** you in the mind hole. Full Review »