Other Worlds - Taken by Trees
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Dec 14, 2012
    85
    Thanks in part to producer Henning Furst, she succeeds in generating a summer feel-good vibe so potent, it'll feel all the better come winter. [No.92, p.59]
  2. Dec 14, 2012
    80
    Other Worlds doesn't get overtly weird, but it's surely expansive-sounding.
  3. Dec 14, 2012
    80
    Other Worlds proves Bergsman has a good thing going with these inspirational voyages, leaving the listener besotted and desperate to know just where she'll head next.
  4. Dec 14, 2012
    80
    With Bergsman's dourly dreamy voice and wistful songcraft, it's recognisably indiepop, but sent delightfully pie-eyed on Blur Hawaiians. [Dec 2012, p.77]
  5. Dec 14, 2012
    80
    A lush, shimmering and fully immersive experience. [Nov 2012, p.90]
  6. Dec 14, 2012
    80
    At its best, Other Worlds is sublime. [Nov 2012, p.106]
  7. Dec 14, 2012
    80
    Just like East of Eden, Other Worlds works both as a sonic experiment and as an expression of Bergsman's adventurous soul.
  8. Dec 14, 2012
    80
    She flits in and out of the languid beats, looped synths, and quiet guitars.
  9. Dec 14, 2012
    76
    Staying on just this side of a Corona beer commercial, it sounds like a continuation of Bergsman's realizations carried over from East of Eden, in that a change in latitude brings about a change in attitude.
  10. Dec 14, 2012
    70
    Bergsman's new set pieces offer no more lasting sustenance than the harder to resist but hardly nutritious candies from The Concretes' confectionery.
  11. 70
    It's an altogether beautiful experience, if not a game-changing one, and clearly one to adopt a comfortably horizontal position to as you reach for the Hawaiian Tropic.
  12. Dec 14, 2012
    70
    Other Worlds is such a radiantly warm, luxuriously luminous heatwave of a record it can give you a suntan just listening to it.
  13. It manages to feel both too specific and not quite specific enough; while it sounds like her own personal sound world and collection of memories, the album lacks that relatable hook to draw the listener in.
  14. Dec 14, 2012
    66
    Much like Bergsman's previous efforts, Other Worlds' vocals have a heavy-lidded quality that may turn off listeners who prefer a more forceful rhythm section.
  15. Dec 14, 2012
    60
    Other Worlds is a pleasant, but modest experience and, while an effort has been made to stamp every track with distinctive hints, the end result is an interesting but arguably undemanding work.
  16. Dec 14, 2012
    55
    Other Worlds is an immersive, expansive listen, filled with warm electro-dub grooves and plenty of ear-tickling headphone details--but it can also be a snooze.

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