Total Dust - Dusted
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 9, 2012
    80
    Brian Borcherdt has made rough, beautiful songs out of broken bits of things, haunting atmospheres from the gritty transience of dust, and that's something worth doing.
  2. Jul 9, 2012
    80
    The result is murky, hazy, psychedelic and endlessly replayable.
  3. Jul 10, 2012
    73
    Total Dust undeniably taps into the same raw-nerved emotion that defined Borcherdt's previous solo efforts, wrapping its cutting sentiments in a grotty guitar fuzz that sounds like it was scraped off the heads on Lou Barlow's old four-track.
  4. Aug 10, 2012
    72
    Total Dust is a very nice record with a good melancholic mood.
  5. Aug 22, 2012
    70
    Dusted is an engaging and ultimately successful new direction. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.116]
  6. Jul 16, 2012
    70
    The result is the raw and crunchy folk record Total Dust.
  7. Jul 9, 2012
    70
    While a few of Total Dust's later tracks tend to blend together a bit, the album is never less than pretty and sincere, and it's always nice to hear artists like Borcherdt prove they can do several styles of music equally well.
  8. 70
    Dusted may not be their day jobs, but both men have shown a clear ease and commitment to the act from note one.

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