The Garden - Zero 7
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  • Summary: The electro-pop duo's third album once again features vocals by Sia Furler.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. With Garden, Zero 7 have created what could be the ultimate summer evening record: warm pop hooks, lush instrumentation, unobtrusive electronica elements, and '60s-style harmonies that all come together into superb, wonderfully descriptive songs.
  2. 80
    Packed with fine folk-tinged numbers. [Jun 2006, p.102]
  3. A quirky lo-fi wonder or the best album the '70s never had, "The Garden" feels like a lost gem, discovered in a box in the attic; a forgotten masterpiece full of tantalising sounds, odd voices and tingling ideas.
  4. What they lack in pop fireworks they more than make up for in sumptuous beats and keyboard textures. [9 Jun 2006, p.139]
  5. 70
    Happily, their third set rejects the sterility of 2004's When It Falls in favour of the kind of nuance-rich arrangements that give contemporary jazz-funk a good name. [Jun 2006, p.126]
  6. The folk and electronic elements are ever-present, but the chilled-out downtempo rhythms are now intertwined with chilled-out uptempo fare as if the duo has remixed itself.
  7. Like a scented Lush bath-bomb of mediocrity. [27 May 2006, p.31]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19