Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Rock album of the year, if anyone's counting.
  2. 82
    With an intense, brooding sound, Phosphene Dream is the perfect album for those who want to take a trip to the dark side.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 23, 2012
    9
    Legit throwback to oldies, especially The Doors. It is an album you'll love to dance to, feel EVERY sound, and appreciate every lyric. MaybeLegit throwback to oldies, especially The Doors. It is an album you'll love to dance to, feel EVERY sound, and appreciate every lyric. Maybe The Black Angels most addictive album. Full Review »
  2. Dec 24, 2011
    7
    If you miss Jim Morrison...well, he's back. No I mean this band sounds exactly like The Doors, especially in their debut (they lose thisIf you miss Jim Morrison...well, he's back. No I mean this band sounds exactly like The Doors, especially in their debut (they lose this similarity with this album). They approach more of a 13th Floor Elevators influenced type of band appeal, which is pretty cool. What i like about them is that they aren't approaching the whole neo-psychedelia phase the same way everyone else is. I'm Pretty sure they got their name from the Velvet Underground song, and also because the Black angels have a track called Sunday Afternoon (maybe a sequel to Sunday Morning?) Full Review »
  3. Sep 21, 2010
    8
    Dark and Brooding with underlying harmonic rifts. This album is with out a doubt, a new favorite of mine.