Two Suns

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Mojo
    60
    While Two Suns almost inevitably finds Natasha Khan caught between the rock of artistic muse and the hard place of major label rockability, there's still invention and charisma enough here to keep both leftfield chin-stroker and ingenue fan onside for now. [Apr 2009, p.106]
  2. 60
    The contrast between Pearl and Natasha isn’t always crisply drawn, but a central conviction animates both.
  3. While the weaker songs are definitely not throwaways, they miss the mark in more than one way.
  4. Uncut
    60
    Though the production has improved, there's still a certain lyrical flimsiness and a sense that, enjoyable and stylish as Two Suns is, it's still just horsing around in the dressing-up box of '80s pop, in a way that's more Might Boosh than Kate Bush. [May 2009, p.77]
  5. The joy of "Fur and Gold" has vanished and taken some of Khan’s potential with it. This is request for their safe return, no questions asked.
  6. No question this is meant to be a haunting mood piece, and her gorgeous voice--somewhere between Björk and Tori Amos, to name the obvious referents--makes up in some part for what's lacking in dynamics and compelling hooks.
  7. She has hitched her modest talent to an art-rock wagon she won't outpace anytime soon.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Aug 11, 2011
    9
    Somewhere between Kate Bush and PJ Harvey, beautifully dark and introspective, dreamy, sometimes scary and way too risky, many steps furtherSomewhere between Kate Bush and PJ Harvey, beautifully dark and introspective, dreamy, sometimes scary and way too risky, many steps further from her debut . Two Suns has got to be one of the best albums of the decade. Full Review »
  2. Apr 16, 2011
    10
    I had listened a few songs in 2009, but this style not had convinced me, later of a time i listened the whole album and I was really amazed,I had listened a few songs in 2009, but this style not had convinced me, later of a time i listened the whole album and I was really amazed, this album is really surprising, deeper and submerges you in a different world, Natasha has conquered my heart with odd melodies of dream pop, a complex environment which marks a truly infighting, musically wonderful, one of the finest albums I've listened... Full Review »
  3. Jul 1, 2015
    7
    Overall quite an impressive follow up to "Fur and Gold". "2 Suns" is in the same vein as the debut. The album impresses most during theOverall quite an impressive follow up to "Fur and Gold". "2 Suns" is in the same vein as the debut. The album impresses most during the opening third with captivating tracks such as "Glass", "Moon and Moon" and "Daniel". The rest of the album has plenty of other highlights and keeps the listener engaged. If push came to shove I'd have to say I prefer "Fur and Gold" but both albums are of high quality. Well worth checking out in tandem with her debut. Full Review »