The Garden - Zero 7
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. A warmed-over stew of scrubbed-up psychedelia, scrubbed-up sunshine pop, scrubbed-up soundtrack music, electrofunk, and lounge that's all produced immaculately, right down to the "messy" parts.
  2. Like a scented Lush bath-bomb of mediocrity. [27 May 2006, p.31]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. justined
    Feb 3, 2007
    10
    Absolutely wonderful and inspiring!
  2. AnthonyB
    Jan 4, 2007
    6
    Unlike the previous releases, this one has not made a connection with me yet and I believe it due to the missing collaborators of Simple Unlike the previous releases, this one has not made a connection with me yet and I believe it due to the missing collaborators of Simple Things and When It Falls. When I buy a Zero 7 album I also expect to be able to relax, not be annoyed by synth pop, and most of all enjoy what is coming out of my speakers immediately. Lofty expectations I know but they set the bar that high. This did not meet these expectations and while I do not regret buying this album I do not certainly have it in my rotation. Please bring back Mozes and Sofia, and give me my Jazz/Chill/Groove back. Full Review »
  3. sAND
    Aug 22, 2006
    6
    Surprisingly disappointing compared to two previous albums, thoough not lacking nice tunes, sung mostly by Sia Furler. Where is Sophie Barker???