The Most Incredible Thing

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 80
    Despite being further from their comfort zone, this second foray into theatrical composition, a ballet based around a Hans Christian Anderson parable, is vastly more adept, involving the deft interweaving of electropop and orchestral elements within a series of impressionistic tableaux sketching out the theme of conflict between creativity and destruction.
  2. May 2, 2011
    70
    It's doubtful that anyone will be humming the themes of The Most Incredible Thing in the future the way people can hum The Nutcracker today. But Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe sure do know their stuff.
  3. Apr 6, 2011
    70
    It doubtlessly works better as a full performance, but as a stand-alone soundtrack has wonderful moments nonetheless.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 19, 2013
    10
    As person who grew up on ballet performances like "Nutcracker" or "Swan lake" I can say that Tennant/Lowe sounds as a worthy succession of theAs person who grew up on ballet performances like "Nutcracker" or "Swan lake" I can say that Tennant/Lowe sounds as a worthy succession of the best ballet masterpieces of the past.Bravo! Full Review »