• Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2011

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Uncut
    Mar 29, 2011
    The band's one weakness lies in the voice of Orkney folk obsessive Erland Cooper, a thin, plain instrument that fails to engage. But the unpredictable, symphonic arrangements of "Emmeline" and the title track make exciting connections between ancient and modern with a dark nonchalance, [Apr 2011, p.80]
  2. Under The Radar
    Mar 29, 2011
    Little is the same for Eland on this fine LP, the one that finds them transcending their wieldy influences, leaving us with a singular, terrific band. [Feb 2011, p.64]
  3. Mar 25, 2011
    Expertly played and recorded (the whole album has a brilliant earthy richness to it), but Nightingale could do with some more frayed edges to make it truly shine.
  4. Mar 29, 2011
    Background check aside, there isn't much air to breathe for any or one of Cooper's many ideas in a given song, leaving the record as a whole even less of a chance to cohere.
  5. Mojo
    May 2, 2011
    The vocals are mostly too downmix, the lyrics too inaudible or too banal. [Apr 2011, p.101]

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