Nepenthe - Julianna Barwick
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17

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  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 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.
  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.
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 70
    Her songs sound even more spaced out and unreal than ever.
  2. Aug 27, 2013
    90
    In taking her sorrow, turning it on its head and finding inspiration in another magical place, she has produced something powerfully, uniquely transcendent: something vast and expansive, intimate and affecting all at once.
  3. Aug 26, 2013
    50
    There is beauty on Nepenthe, but it’s altogether too clean and self-regarding to pack much of a punch.