Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. There isn't a duff track to be seen, and you get the feeling the whole thing's been meticulously planned and orchestrated, with a mindset of giving us a record to cherish, something to put on when the chips are down, and that rare thing, one that will almost certainly be loved in equal measure many years down the line.
  2. Guillemots are constructing their own universe and inviting interested parties to join them within it. I can’t remember the last time a band did that so effectively and so invitingly.
  3. Through the Windowpane maximizes and intensifies every moment, every muttered word and every touch of emotion.
  4. Through the Windowpane is at times a last-dance hallelujah, at other times an open wound, but it's never meager, and hardly ever mundane.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. May 14, 2012
    10
    perhaps the most beautiful record I have ever heard. Well, it definitely cuts the top ten. beautiful sonic textures make you feel like you're soaring or ride on an unstable atmosphere. i especially appreciate the balance between avant garde/experimental ambiance and "straightforward" pop music. the lyrics are sincere and endearing. i will cherish this album for a long time. Full Review »