The Campfire Headphase

  • Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Oct 18, 2005
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Despite its lengthy gestation period, there is more than a hint of deja vu about The Campfire Headphase.
  2. “Dayvan Cowboy” is almost worth the price of admission, but it makes the remainder of the album seem derivatively “New Age.”
  3. Campfire does little to surprise.
  4. I don't fault them for trying some new things, but the results are mixed at best.
  5. Ultimately, The Campfire Headphase shows continuity with the duo's previous recordings but fails to replicate the sheer beauty and awe-inspiring quality of past material, sounding at times like the work of very good Boards of Canada copyists.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Sep 8, 2012
    10
    An absolutely stunning masterpiece, The Campfire Headphase proves that Boards of Canada are deserving of their position at the pinnacle of theAn absolutely stunning masterpiece, The Campfire Headphase proves that Boards of Canada are deserving of their position at the pinnacle of the ambient genre. The woozy and calming vibes emanated throughout are nothing short of unparallelled. Full Review »
  2. Jan 2, 2017
    10
    Quite a different take of Boards of Canada when compared to their previous two LPs. The crunch and disturb is replaced with swooning guitarsQuite a different take of Boards of Canada when compared to their previous two LPs. The crunch and disturb is replaced with swooning guitars and strings. Tracks like Peacock Tail and Dayvan Cowboy really showcase this change the most. Definitely a solid record from the brothers Sandison. Full Review »
  3. Oct 29, 2015
    10
    Even though this album marks a very odd transition from Geogaddi, with most sounds created by guitar and drums, with more relaxing undertones,Even though this album marks a very odd transition from Geogaddi, with most sounds created by guitar and drums, with more relaxing undertones, this is definitely a must own not just for Boards Of Canada fans, but fans of good music. Like all they're previous releases, this album has its own soul and mind, one so intelligent that this may be (In my opinion) one of the greatest albums ever released
    10/10 Masterpiece
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