Salton Sea - Tomas Barfod
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  • Summary: The solo debut for the drummer of WhoMadeWho was inspired by both the film, Blade Runner, and the California body of water the album is named after.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 20, 2012
    80
    Salton Sea feels engineered for eminent listenability.
  2. It's ambitious, diverse, unique, and tonally and aesthetically complex.
  3. Jun 20, 2012
    72
    As a solo artist, Tomas Barfod's a few steps away from achieving sweet and total bliss, but Salton Sea is plenty evidence that every step taken in the future will be worth documenting.
  4. Jun 20, 2012
    70
    This is the closest thing you'll get to an aural Scandinavian spa.
  5. Jun 20, 2012
    70
    The vision of Southern California terrain Barfod molds in Salton Sea seems strangely undead and haunting even at its most jubilant moments, creating a chilling sense of something epic and part-human.
  6. Jun 20, 2012
    65
    Salton Sea is good, but ultimately doesn't leave as strong an impression as it intends.
  7. Aug 1, 2012
    55
    While inoffensive, Barfod's work here ultimately fails to really engage.