Underrated Silence - Ulrich Schnauss
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Feb 24, 2012
    80
    This is a record that reminds us of one of music's most overlooked, modest--but perhaps, most sensible--aesthetic couplings.
  2. Feb 24, 2012
    80
    For a stopgap collaboration, Underrated Silence sits comfortably with some of Schnauss's best work.
  3. Feb 24, 2012
    80
    Far from being aural wallpaper, this is ambient music that's both engaging and engrossing. [Mar 2012, p.112]
  4. Feb 24, 2012
    80
    This is an album that works incredibly well turned up loud.
  5. Feb 24, 2012
    70
    Schnauss' sheen unifies it as, bare minimum, a pleasant journey through the haze. Just don't expect to see anything too clearly.
  6. Feb 24, 2012
    70
    There are some minor criticisms with Underrated Silence, the most obvious being the similarity between most of its ten pieces.
  7. Feb 24, 2012
    70
    Beautifully crafted, if slightly inconsistent, Underrated Silence is undoubtedly still more of a mood setter than a head-bobber, but it's a far more challenging and ultimately rewarding listen than your average chill-out fare.
  8. Mar 22, 2012
    60
    This is grandly executed wallpaper music. [Mar 2012, p.88]
  9. Mar 5, 2012
    60
    A polite, undemanding excursion--frustratingly stuck to its own sonic landscape.
  10. Feb 24, 2012
    60
    The album's heavily layered ambi-rock confections indulge the duo's mutual love of spangled guitar effects, tinselly twinkles and pearly dewdrop shimmers. [Mar 2012, p.97]
  11. Feb 24, 2012
    60
    Underrated Silence is never less than pretty, and often strikingly so, yet it lacks the grit that might make these compositions emotionally involving.
  12. 60
    It's ambient electronica that exudes shoegaze impressionism that is also as effective as ever.
  13. Feb 24, 2012
    50
    More unfortunate are the moments when Schnauss and Peters aim for surprising or affecting and veer straight into kitsch.
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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    5
    Ulrich Schnauss also known as the View to the Future or the Police In Cars With Headphones just released 23rd in his career CD with electronic overtones. We can find for example: a little pathetic, but also stirring "The Messiah Is Falling", developing steadily by sophisticated parties of synthesizers "Long Distance Call", supported by vocals "Forgotten" or a little outer space "Yesterday Did Not Exist". The CD is not the high-flying one - it can be treated more as a curiosity than a position likely to conquer the music market. Full Review »