Nepenthe

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
Buy On
  1. Uncut
    Aug 8, 2013
    60
    It's not much of a move forward, and arguably a step back. [Sep 2013, p.85]
  2. Aug 26, 2013
    50
    There is beauty on Nepenthe, but it’s altogether too clean and self-regarding to pack much of a punch.
  3. The Wire
    Aug 15, 2013
    50
    Nepenthe pushes the formula to [a] breaking point, where emotional manipulation crosses over into cloying, calculated and claustrophobic. [Aug 2013, p.53]
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 29, 2013
    6
    Expands on the sound of the previous album, The Magic Place. Relaxing and serene, the music is quite beautiful. However, while consistency isExpands on the sound of the previous album, The Magic Place. Relaxing and serene, the music is quite beautiful. However, while consistency is a good thing in an album, some of the tracks sound too much alike. Overall, i liked the album. My favorite tracks are The Harbinger and Crystal Lake. Full Review »
  2. Aug 22, 2013
    8
    This album follows the beauty of The Magic Place but in a more celestial sound. As always the music is amazing but in sometimes is more of the same.