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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter's fifth studio album is the first for his new record label, Lonely Astronaut.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. A dark, Velvet-y set. [22 Sep 2006, p.95]
  2. The album becomes more intoxicatingly hermetic with each successive song, taking you as deep as you dare to go. [Nov 2006, p.79]
  3. It is a tutorial in finely textured songwriting.
  4. It's the little touches that make Daydream so appealing. [Nov 2006, p.190]
  5. A mature effort that shines with nakedness and clarity.
  6. 70
    Arthur is still writing seamlessly melodic, slightly psychedelic tunes, often thickened with atmospheric reverb or distant electronics. [#73, p.84]
  7. Nuclear Daydream sounds placeless, as if striving for universality. At times the music sounds like it could actually achieve that lofty goal; at times it just sounds blanched, drifting into a kind of anonymity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. SteveK
    Dec 11, 2007
    10
    Great album, easily as good as anything else he's done.
  2. SusanB
    Dec 21, 2006
    10
    Album of the year.....................without a doubt!!!
  3. AlexM
    Jan 24, 2007
    10
    jopseh arthur is the best...period
  4. JoshJ
    Oct 20, 2006
    9
    Joseph Arthur has never disappointed me, I have yet to fully listen to every track but a quick run though has yield many potential gems. God Joseph Arthur has never disappointed me, I have yet to fully listen to every track but a quick run though has yield many potential gems. God bless you JA, Expand
  5. paolod
    Nov 21, 2006
    9
    brillante!
  6. AliceR
    Nov 4, 2006
    8
    The trick to listening to this album is to keep an open mind - don't compare it to his previous records and you won't be disapointed!
  7. mikes.
    Oct 23, 2006
    6
    not as good as last album

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