Waves Are Universal

  • Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: Jun 22, 2004
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. anonymous
    Aug 13, 2004
    10
    Overall, a beautifully touching set of songs. The melodies are sweetly subdued and linger in the mind long after the disc stops spinning. I've been listening to it endlessly since the time I picked it up. A must have for fans of quiet, unassuming, and charming music.
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. The album's ambition is rich musical diversity, but it sounds less adventurously eclectic than simply scattershot, less assertive than merely restless, eager to try anything but not always sure what works and what doesn't.
  2. Uncut
    60
    At times songs pass by too easily. [Sep 2004, p.104]
  3. New Musical Express (NME)
    80
    Goswell's voice... is a rich wonder in itself; and unlike every other singer-songwriter in the world, she sounds nothing like Nick Drake! [26 Jun 2004, p.55]