Song In The Air

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Elliot, in 2003, is better than they have ever been, period.
  2. At times on Song in the Air, I'm reminded of what it might sound like if Sigur Ros, Radiohead, and Jimmy Eat World were all merged together.
  3. Alternative Press
    80
    On Song In The Air, they rock harder than ever. [Jun 2003, p.96]
  4. While their beginning might have had many labeling Elliott as just another emo band, the growth and beauty in their albums continues to show their remarkable resiliency and evolution.
  5. Song in the Air is a far more dynamic and internally cohesive record than any of the band's previous efforts.
  6. Magnet
    60
    There are great moments that grasp for--and sometimes reach--the bombastic ground between Radiohead's pop days and Sunny Day Real Estate's proggier side; then there are long stretches that fail to push any buttons at all. [#59, p.90]
  7. As Higden struggles to make his way to the forefront, his bandmates appear greedy, desperately reaching for moments of startling stateliness -- much to the detriment of the songs themselves, which are lost in an atmospheric morass with delusions of (Radiohead) grandeur written all over it.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. chelseah
    Mar 19, 2007
    10
    hauntingly beautiful album
  2. WilbertE
    Jun 26, 2005
    10
    this is just perfect...it was the main theme of my last relationship and still means so much to me why did they split up..damn..well soon this is just perfect...it was the main theme of my last relationship and still means so much to me why did they split up..damn..well soon there will be some unreleased material out on Rev Full Review »
  3. robertoh
    Mar 1, 2005
    10
    Forevers The best band !!!