Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 22, 2013
    80
    The Waiting Room hangs together as an affecting portrait of electronic music’s possibilities.
  2. Feb 20, 2013
    80
    His gently intense third album is sometimes breathtaking in its melancholy sweep and songwriting skill, and always absorbing. [Mar 2013, p.96]
  3. Feb 20, 2013
    80
    In effect, McIlwain has succeeded in making not only a great record, but also a thoroughly lovely one.
  4. Feb 20, 2013
    80
    Picking up right where A Certain Distance left off, the Seattle-based producer's latest LP shows the same passion for methodical soundscapes, which are no less thoughtful for their glowing warmth.
  5. Feb 20, 2013
    70
    Those looking for something more consistent should first check out the exceptional Serial Hodgepodge, but fans of the poppier side of Lusine will find this to be a nice counterpart to A Certain Distance.
  6. Feb 26, 2013
    60
    While McIlwain is operating within more rigid structures, another hangover from his ambient productions is that he can sometimes sound a bit directionless.

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