Spaces - Nils Frahm
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 38
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 38
  3. Negative: 3 out of 38

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  1. Jan 1, 2014
    10
    Simply beautiful music. The live atmosphere makes this that much more rewarding of a listen. Sit back and absorb this wonderful album and you will not regret it for a second. I have been truly moved by Nils Frahm's compositions. Hammers is a powerful song, Went Missing soothes my soul and Under-Tristana is just lovely. Do yourself a favor and buy this album!
  2. Jan 29, 2014
    9
    The album is a precious document of some of Nils Frahm's finest moments as a performer. "Spaces" transmits the atmospheres created by him in special spaces through a studio album. The result is purely fantastical. Borderline-silent keys and delicious reverberation accompany Frahm's piano performances to build these "spaces".
    Applause is necessary, it is the only connection to reality and
    The album is a precious document of some of Nils Frahm's finest moments as a performer. "Spaces" transmits the atmospheres created by him in special spaces through a studio album. The result is purely fantastical. Borderline-silent keys and delicious reverberation accompany Frahm's piano performances to build these "spaces".
    Applause is necessary, it is the only connection to reality and lucidity after the rapid immersion Frahm provokes into this album.
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  3. Feb 19, 2014
    9
    This album is different. Not all the songs are good and some of them ends up pretty boring and unnecessary. With that said, the other songs are so close to perfection that it makes this album good as a whole even thought. The highlights of the album are Says, Hammers and the 17 minutes long For - Peter - Toilet Brushes - More. This is pretty much my favorite album of 2013 with Once I WasThis album is different. Not all the songs are good and some of them ends up pretty boring and unnecessary. With that said, the other songs are so close to perfection that it makes this album good as a whole even thought. The highlights of the album are Says, Hammers and the 17 minutes long For - Peter - Toilet Brushes - More. This is pretty much my favorite album of 2013 with Once I Was An Eagle by Laura Marling.
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  4. Dec 21, 2013
    9
    Spaces. The name speaks for itself. It's all about the setting that Nils played and that you are listening. This album have throwable moments, such as, ross's harmonium and improvisation... However the are beautiful moments (what to say about those moments) there is something special, even MAGICAL. You have to pay attention to it to feel it, this is NOT background music that you listenSpaces. The name speaks for itself. It's all about the setting that Nils played and that you are listening. This album have throwable moments, such as, ross's harmonium and improvisation... However the are beautiful moments (what to say about those moments) there is something special, even MAGICAL. You have to pay attention to it to feel it, this is NOT background music that you listen while you do something else. This is music, that's it. It is impossible not to be in love with "went missing" or "over there, it's raining" or not to fell the tension of "said and done" and "hammers" or not to feel the passion of "for -peter..." and "under-tristana..." if you want to hear One Direction or Britney Spears thinking they have the best album of the year and have your fun dancing to it, that's fine. But, if you want to hear music that touches your heart and feelings, if you want real music, you're on the right place. Expand
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jan 23, 2014
    78
    On Spaces there's a power that Frahm hasn't always been able to capture in his recorded work. But the overriding feel is one of joy at listening to a performer demonstrating the infinite elasticity of sound.
  2. Jan 21, 2014
    90
    If, by chance, Spaces happens to be the very first record which you pick up by Nils Frahm, I must proclaim to be extremely jealous--you have a beautiful and highly rewarding journey ahead of you, my friend.
  3. 90
    That’s the achievement of Spaces: not simply to replicate the music of Frahm’s concerts, divine though it is, but to evoke the events’ communal intimacy.