Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 20, 2012
    80
    The Marble Downs is a cult classic in the making, and if Oldham's involvement helps more people discover Trembling Bells' eclectic brilliance, so much the better.
  2. 80
    The Marble Downs is an unexpectedly gorgeous concoction of uncanny musical stylings.
  3. Apr 20, 2012
    80
    Even those wearied by Oldham's avalanche of releases should investigate. [May 2012, p.87]
  4. Apr 17, 2012
    80
    A collaboration enrichingly beneficial to both sides - and to the listener.
  5. May 7, 2012
    80
    The Marble Downs should be a welcome addition to the oeuvre of both artists involved. Quirky and challenging, yet ultimately rewarding, it may not garner new fans unfamiliar with either Oldham or Trembling Bells, but it nevertheless deserves a spot amongst the best collaborations of recent years.
  6. Apr 17, 2012
    60
    Sometimes it's hair-raisingly great... Elsewhere, this incandescent music can stray into baroque perversity.
  7. Jun 7, 2012
    80
    A prayer of a record, despair turned into poetry.
  8. Apr 20, 2012
    60
    It has its Mr. Fox-y moments but this feels like a minor clanger. [May 2012, p.83]

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