• Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Feb 5, 2013
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Mar 11, 2013
    60
    The tempo seldom rises beyond a twitch, or Buttery's voice above a murmur, News From Nowhere is warm and confident. [Apr 2013, p.99]
  2. Feb 28, 2013
    50
    Its balance of electronic, acoustic and vocal elements, while initially impressive, is soon revealed to be a product of the lack of any forceful musical or textual elements at all. [Feb 2013, p.60]
  3. Feb 5, 2013
    60
    The bucolic reverie can't mask the suspicion that something vital is missing. [Mar 2013, p.69]
  4. Feb 5, 2013
    60
    On News from Nowhere, Darkstar have completed their transformation from playing in an overexposed genre to being in an irresolute one.
  5. Feb 5, 2013
    50
    Offering the same level of meticulousness as North isn't quite good enough for News from Nowhere, which serves up a wonderfully lush but ultimately rudderless slice of droning electronica that's much too imitative to be anything other than a pleasant distraction.
  6. Feb 4, 2013
    50
    You can sense what Darkstar wants to create--music that’s genre-less, accessible yet mysterious--but they haven’t found a way to compensate for the rougher finishes they’ve stripped from their work.
  7. Feb 4, 2013
    60
    Lighter and more colorful than North, News from Nowhere begins sleepily and then flits between spacious and cluttered moments, often within one song.

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