Sundark and Riverlight

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Oct 18, 2012
    90
    He's an outsider and the best thing about this marvellous compilation, however lush the sound and however catchy the melodies, is that it does absolutely nothing to change that.
  2. Feb 13, 2013
    80
    Sundark and Riverlight is an enchanting and heartfelt experience from beginning to end.
  3. Oct 12, 2012
    80
    One day the mainstream is going to claim him and he'll lose a little something, but for now he's still the prince of the misfits and the martyrs, the waifs and the strays, Sundark and Riverlight is him at his distilled best, tears in his eyes, glitter on his cheeks, tragic, magnificent, ours.
  4. Oct 12, 2012
    80
    The album excels, featuring some of the artist's finest work, despite being mostly retreaded material. Do not let this be a deterrent, though, for there is something here for the devoted members of his "Wolf Pack" as well as his fiercest detractors.
  5. Oct 15, 2012
    70
    In drawing together all his disparate styles in to one distinct context, [Wolf] might have created his most accomplished album yet: albeit one that is a little too long, and rather in love with itself.
  6. Oct 15, 2012
    70
    Sundark and Riverlight is thankfully more chamber pop than chamber pot. It's an elegant collection, but an acquired taste.
  7. Oct 11, 2012
    68
    Sundark and Riverlight is like the thumbnail version: everything compressed, details lost.
  8. Magnet
    Dec 4, 2012
    65
    When the melodies are too thin to support their own emotional weight, all the string quartets in the world can't rescue them, and I find myself missing that old pulsing bass, those swirling drums and the sheer fabulousness that made the original versions so liberating. [No. 93, p.61]
  9. Nov 7, 2012
    65
    He's an artist who thrives on crashing ambitions, and has undertaken his most over the top project to date with Sundark and Riverlight.

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