Night of Hunters

User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
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  1. Sep 23, 2011
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. As a fan who's followed Tori since Little Earthquakes, I'm sad to say this is by far the worst I've heard from her (in my opinion of course, others are more then welcome to disagree). To it's credit the music itself is brilliant and her voice is as lovely as ever but where this album falls flat is it's bad (and often corny) lyrics. Add to that a second singer on certain songs who I can only describe as trying to channel Peppermint Patty (from the Peanuts comics) and what you get is a product that sounds like someone is reciting poetry written by a fifth grader while playing Beethoven-quality symphonies in the background. That being said, I'll still be first in line to buy her next album. Expand
  2. May 31, 2013
    5
    I love the cover art. That being said, the songs on this album are just as glossy and polished, devoid of any real heart, soul or life. While there are a few standout tracks Shattering Sea, Carry, Seven Sisters most of the album is overripe dreck that completely lacks the Tori essence.
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Mojo
    Dec 22, 2011
    60
    It's not an ideal entry point into Amos;s unique world. [Nov 2011, p.98]
  2. Magnet
    Nov 21, 2011
    70
    Despite certain songs dragging on longer than need be, Night combines classical and flighty pop quite masterfully. [#82, p.53]
  3. Q Magazine
    Nov 8, 2011
    60
    Recalling Kate Bush and the enigmatic chamber music of Penguin Cafe and North Sea Radio Orchestras, the way is full of mystic visions, and the deathly conclusion is bittersweet. [Nov. 2011, p. 127]