Phantom Moon

User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. MatthewM.
    Dec 2, 2001
    10
    Duncan Sheik, one of music's hidden treasures, has seamlessly mended an extraordinary acoustic album which echoes the soulful yearning of the folk era of the 70's combined with a shimmering atmosphere of solitude completely seperate from today's ostentatiously homogenous music industry. Without a doubt, ''Phantom Moon'' is the best album of 2001, as well Duncan Sheik, one of music's hidden treasures, has seamlessly mended an extraordinary acoustic album which echoes the soulful yearning of the folk era of the 70's combined with a shimmering atmosphere of solitude completely seperate from today's ostentatiously homogenous music industry. Without a doubt, ''Phantom Moon'' is the best album of 2001, as well as one of my all-time favorites. Expand
  2. MelV
    Feb 1, 2002
    10
    It is one of the best albums of his that I have heard, and I have heard them all. I believe that he should get more recognition for his obvious talent
  3. AnthonyF.
    Sep 27, 2001
    10
    Haunting melodies, unexpected harmonies, deep feeling, and gorgeous overall effect make this album a highly impressive effort.
  4. RobA.
    Jan 25, 2002
    10
    Phantom moon is a masterpiece.
  5. BrettH
    May 22, 2009
    9
    I was really disappointed and pessimistic when I learned that Sheik decided to write music and leave lyrics to a 'poet'. Yet It is a excellent album and I couldn't help but come around to it.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Unlike his two previous albums, Sheik has handed lyrical duties to playwright Steven Sater, and has chosen to expand on his abilities as a musician. The combination is a flawless one, with Sheik's subdued and thoughtful music complimenting Sater's reflective words.
  2. A rich collection of tunes that definitely will put you in the mind of [Nick] Drake--but stop one (small) step short of sheer imitation.
  3. This is Duncan Sheik at his most orchestrally, acoustically indulgent, and it's a lovely, haunting effort.