Skyline - Yann Tiersen
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 9, 2012
    80
    A decadent listen seemingly begging for visual accompaniment, even Tiersen's propensity for nihilism can't sink Skyline's intoxicating, mud-splattered grace. [Jun 2012, p.156]
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    80
    Most importantly, this holds up on re-listens, setting it apart from other similar oddities that not only lose power easily but overstay their welcome as well, two things Skyline expertly avoids.
  3. Apr 18, 2012
    80
    Skyline reads as a series of tiny moments--not major life events but instead the beautiful, insignificant ephemera that falls away in the wake of life's progress.
  4. Apr 18, 2012
    80
    Not so much a natural progression as a foray into new fields, Skyline is a wonderful album brought about by a sense of restlessness and curiosity.
  5. Apr 18, 2012
    80
    The production of this album in so short a time is nothing short of miraculous, and listening to it is an experience to savour.
  6. Apr 19, 2012
    74
    Its tracks are beautiful storms for restless times.
  7. Apr 18, 2012
    70
    While this album and Dust Lane sacrifice some of his recognizable sound, the possibilities laid open for Tiersen are too intriguing not to pursue.
  8. Apr 18, 2012
    60
    Expectations are defied by a series of grand, eccentric chamber essays, and only a paucity of Tiersen's killer melodies disappoints. [Nov 2011, p.99]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 24, 2012
    7
    http://mattneric.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/yann-tiersen-skyline/

    Here's my review, you can read the whole thing at the link above. I really
    enjoyed this album; like a nice blend of Explosions in the Sky or El Ten Eleven with some Sigur Ros. Full Review »