Warm Blanket - Dent May
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 27, 2013
    85
    At its core, Warm Blanket is a tremendously revealing album.
  2. Sep 9, 2013
    80
    The lush production and whimsical tone complement May’s discerning ear for song arrangements, making Warm Blanket his most endearing effort yet.
  3. Aug 29, 2013
    80
    Warm Blanket is a tiny masterpiece of unassuming modern pop that you'll overlook at your own risk.
  4. Aug 27, 2013
    72
    A well-produced and sunnier combination [of Aerial Ballet and Sunflower].
  5. Oct 10, 2013
    70
    Dent May favours freewheeling, psych-funk pop that nods at The Beach Boys and The Carpenters, but adds notes of samba, mariachi and '50s lounge music. [Nov 2013, p.69]
  6. Sep 20, 2013
    70
    There's an unabashed sweet sincerity to Dent May’s music that makes Warm Blanket a joy to listen to.
  7. Aug 27, 2013
    70
    The warm blanket of soothing pop-soul that envelopes the music keeps the album from being the wet blanket it could have been.
  8. Aug 28, 2013
    65
    On his third-full-length, we're getting a sense of the lonely undertones of such sunny music. [Aug-Sep 2013, p.98]
  9. Aug 27, 2013
    62
    On Warm Blanket, May revisits many of the same themes that he did just over a year ago, only with fuller orchestrations, and a partial explanation for his love of the mundane.
  10. Sep 30, 2013
    60
    There is an amiable and glowing exterior to Warm Blanket that does offers some occasional sustenance--just don't expect anything to really get your teeth in to.
  11. Sep 19, 2013
    60
    May's singing is the unifying thread, a balmy, melancholy-drenched tenor that brings a touch of sunshine to every word uttered. [No. 102, p.58]
  12. 60
    In the end, Warm Blanket offers proof that sometimes it’s good to stick to what you know.
  13. Aug 29, 2013
    60
    This is pure, unadulterated pop music, and while its individual musical elements sometimes don’t quite add up to the full potential inherent within Dent’s ever-stunning vocal melodies, there’s always something going on that’s guaranteed to endear this music to the listener.
  14. 50
    Sadly, these tracks don’t have any of the spontaneity and unexpected surprises that the warmer months bring with them, and instead these songs are plagued with familiar strains and arrangements that we’ve heard done far better in the past combined with overly simplistic, lovelorn lyrics that fail to make you think of anything other than bad middle-school poetry.

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