Spark Seeker

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
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  1. Jul 27, 2015
    9
    While arguably the most pop-friendly album Matisyahu has made, this album is still fantastic. From the first track, Crossroads, you can feel that something has changed. There is a fire to Matisyahu's verses paralleling his change in the way he looked at religion around this time. Songs like Buffalo Soldier (ft Shyne) are an interesting merge of different styles that pays off extremelyWhile arguably the most pop-friendly album Matisyahu has made, this album is still fantastic. From the first track, Crossroads, you can feel that something has changed. There is a fire to Matisyahu's verses paralleling his change in the way he looked at religion around this time. Songs like Buffalo Soldier (ft Shyne) are an interesting merge of different styles that pays off extremely well. The Middle Eastern samples mixed with pop and rap beats is a strange yet well-executed combination. This is the album that may please the wider public while upsetting some fans of his older material. Regardless of such reactions, this album's brilliant production and lyrics cannot be ignored. Expand
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63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Magnet
    Aug 23, 2012
    30
    Occasional exotic loop or surprising flair aside, the rest [aside from three songs] is listenable, charmless and pointless. [No.90, p.58]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    Jul 25, 2012
    83
    The LP keeps the lamps lit with the same breezy mix of rocksteady dub and Up With People positivity. [20 Jul 2012, p.72]
  3. Jul 25, 2012
    70
    While both the sternly Chassidic and sternly roots reggae factions of his fanbase might find it disappointing, Spark Seeker holds plenty of life and appeal.