Song Of The Pearl

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Perhaps praising Heumann's improved writing plays like faint praise, but it's as significant a step in the right direction as tightening the instrumental belt is in the wrong direction.
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    There's plenty of squelching, soaring solos, and drone rock, just the ticket for those turned on by 11-minute epic 'The Rise' from the last album. [Apr 2009, p.97]
  3. Song of the Pearl, then, is well-executed, but stuck in the same gear, especially in its middle.
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  1. sergim
    Apr 1, 2009
    9
    Arbouretum has that old sound without sounding old fashioned. The music is loud and elegant. It gets better with every listen. "Another Arbouretum has that old sound without sounding old fashioned. The music is loud and elegant. It gets better with every listen. "Another hiding place" and "False spring" are really addictive. For fans of last psych sixties and early seventies rock and also for indie fans loooking for a harder sound and warm at the same time. No one band sounds like this nowadays. The singer, Dave Heuman has something very few singers has: soul. Full Review »