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7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10

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  1. Apr 3, 2012
    7
    More experimentally and electronically happen on the scene of album "Rooms Filled With Light" by Fanfarlo. From the minimalistic "Replicate", through avant-garde interlude "Everything Turns" and typical for indie rock, melodic compositions like "Tightrope" and "Dig". There are also ballads - played as if casually "A Flood" or closing, stirring "Everything Resolves". Piece of good music.
  2. Mar 9, 2012
    9
    I really enjoyed Fanfarlo's last effort, but did find myself rambling while listening it, especially in the middle sections of the album. It blended perfectly as a background soundtrack to my daily routine. Rooms Filled with Light is a bit more buoyant, there are highs and lows and, while it also flows effortlessly like Reservoir, it brings more of a warmth and joyous feeling, the kind that sunny Sunday mornings give. I liked it immediately, and it;s been growing on me. Definitely a keeper for the rest of the year, as I'm sure will still listen to this album by December 2012.... and on. Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2012
    8
    This time around, Fanfarlo seems to have dropped the softer, folkier elements of their previous sound, and instead have amped up the orchestral crescendos, heavy brass melodies, and mysterious synths. Rooms Filled with Light boasts a bigger, more complex sound than we've heard from Fanfarlo, and while it isn't as immediately accessible as Reservoir, when given a little time it proves itself to be a stronger and more satisfying listen. Collapse
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71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Apr 9, 2012
    70
    Rooms Filled With Light is more than an interesting transitional release, it is a bold and moderately successful grower which will reward the patient.
  2. Mar 30, 2012
    70
    At its absolute best, it's an exhilarating listen, and at its worst, it does nothing but reveal a band even more promising than originally thought in an extremely strong transition.
  3. Mar 22, 2012
    80
    They've still got a way with grand, sweeping crescendos and haven't forgotten that the build is as important as the payoff.