Sound Mirrors

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. "Everything Is Under Control" is worth a download, and Saul Williams's spoken-word performance on "Mr. Nichols" is worth noting, but how much of this record has been done before and how much of it will be done again? What Coldcut mix can you say the same about?
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    Strives a little too hard to display their twitching eclecticism. [Feb 2006, p.101]
  3. Uncut
    60
    An uneven mix. [Feb 2006, p.70]
  4. Features an excess of accumulated ingredients with predictably indigestible results.
  5. It's as if More and Black set out to purposely compose a more "mature" album. By slowing things down they're able to accommodate R&B outings, spoken word stories and artsy offerings, but to be honest, it's not all that much fun.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JC
    Mar 6, 2006
    4
    A truly great disappointment. They have tried to innovate by moving to a more song oriented structure, but most of these songs simply do not A truly great disappointment. They have tried to innovate by moving to a more song oriented structure, but most of these songs simply do not work. The album lacks any kind of coherence, and a couple of good tracks fail to save the album from mediocrity. Full Review »
  2. zeel
    Mar 2, 2006
    6
    first track good. second track great. rest tracks, bad. don't buy whole CD, just a few individual tracks. other acts do accessible first track good. second track great. rest tracks, bad. don't buy whole CD, just a few individual tracks. other acts do accessible electro-diversity better: Shinjuku Zulu, Beck, RJD2... Full Review »
  3. AlanR
    Feb 28, 2006
    10
    Oh, there are those the requisite prosaic liberal coldcut politics! I wish you could get a lyric-only mix. Soooo cool-y.