The Sun


Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. The album also crammed full of innovative bleeps and squeaks - if you're familiar with Four Tet you'll know the sort of thing--which add more of a unique selling point which in the end isn't all that necessary, because this is a somewhat dazzling album from some great talents, and it has an abundance of riches.
  2. For the better part of an hour, the trio's experimental pop melodies create their own breeze that, in a very Zen-like manner, becomes one with the surroundings of the listener.
  3. Overall, The Sun feels like three men taking things at their own leisurely pace but without wasting a second.
  4. Uncut
    You can occasionally hear [Adem's and Hebden's] trademark sounds punctuate these proggy, Tortoise-like instrumentals. [Jul 2007, p.102]
  5. The depth and craft in these songs keep The Sun interesting and make its inspired moments that much better.
  6. One of the more uniquely listenable albums in some time.
  7. In essence, it still sounds like Fridge, but they've decided to look backwards just as much (and possibly more) than they looked forwards.
  8. Spin
    [It] focuses on Rolex-precise riffs to offset a battery of beats, rattles, and ringing bells. [Jul 2007, p.96]
  9. In truth, The Sun won’t be the hype-extracting second coming of Fridge. But it is infinitely more modestly spectacular than the majority would have dared hope.
  10. Most of the album is still enjoyable, however, and certainly provides some new ideas for instrumental rock music.

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