Silver & Gold [Boxset] - Sufjan Stevens
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. Dec 24, 2012
    9
    It is Christmas Eve, so I'm afraid I don't have a lot of time to spend on a review, but if you liked Songs for Christmas, I think I can safely say you won't be any less happy with Silver and Gold. It's truly another gem from Sufjan. What a great present for the whole family!
  2. Jan 3, 2013
    8
    Sufjan Stevens adds some interesting electronic vibes to some standard Christmas Songs and other songs meant to emote the feelings people go through during the holidays. My favorite are the standards. I tried playing this as the backdrop for our Christmas Eve party, but my older sister (she likes R&B and jazz) wasn't having any of it, and I had to keep putting Sufjan back on when sheSufjan Stevens adds some interesting electronic vibes to some standard Christmas Songs and other songs meant to emote the feelings people go through during the holidays. My favorite are the standards. I tried playing this as the backdrop for our Christmas Eve party, but my older sister (she likes R&B and jazz) wasn't having any of it, and I had to keep putting Sufjan back on when she turned it off. It's MY house you know! Sheesh. Hey! There's another tense, negative Christmas emotion for Sufjan to turn into music -- hating your siblings! lol Expand
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    Part of its success is due to Stevens' uniquely ambivalent position, at once ingenious and ingenuous.
  2. 70
    The darkness that gripped Stevens during his last outing seems to be still tugging at his heels. But compelling as those moments are, more fun are the tracks where he puts his expansive imagination to use and lets go a little.
  3. Dec 13, 2012
    89
    With more than two-and-a-half hours of music and enough extras to keep children of all ages occupied deep into the long winter's night, Stevens once again pulls off a wondrously wide-eyed antidote to the boring Christmas album.