The Garden

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Jun 6, 2006
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27

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  1. EdM
    Jun 7, 2006
    3
    Beware - if the warmth and emotion of "Simple Things" was what attracted you to Zero 7 in the first place, then this record will be worthless to you. The production and vocals are mechanical and often just cheesy. A real disappointment.
  2. EverettM
    Aug 2, 2006
    3
    Not for fans of the last two albums. I don't really know if I can rate this fairly, as Zero-7 have flipped to a genre I don't really recognize (repetitive up-tempo). Esthero's newest CD, and some of the emerging groups from France do a much better job of...whatever this is.
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 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.
  2. Another superb Zero 7 album.
  3. It feels like a bunch of friends jamming on a farm, even if there are still a few electronica elements here and there.