Shine

  • Record Label: Epitaph
  • Release Date: Apr 22, 2003
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. WierH
    May 26, 2003
    5
    After two nearly flawless solo efforts(and an appropriately atmospheric if not inspiring film score) it's heartbreaking to feel, well, this bored. With songs this lackluster, I shouldn't feel cajoled into putting on headphones to find something to appreciate...
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    Midway through, Lanois gets lost in a trio of noodling instrumentals. [2 May 2003, p.71]
  2. He's much too quiet and intricate to ever seize a great deal of attention, and Shine runs the risk of being lumped in with adult-contemporary slush with its gentleness, but even half-hearted listens to the better tracks here show more than enough substance to elude such a crass categorization.
  3. Mojo
    70
    Shine is an intriguing portrait of a civilised chap in turmoil. [Apr 2003, p.110]