Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. If there were any doubters about Lamb being the brightest, most talented singer/producer combo in electronica, What Sound is all the argument needed to the contrary.
  2. Smart, unpretentious, and classy all the way through.
  3. Little new or exciting is added to the mix that can’t be found in different forms on their previous two albums. Instead, the album works as a consolidation of strengths from earlier works.
  4. 'What Sound' could easily place Lamb alongside Dido and Zero 7 on this year's coffee tables, but also sets them apart as a unique, ever challenging outfit who'll be worth following long after we've come out of corporate chillout coma.
  5. 70
    It's less angular than Fear of Fours but just as convincing--tiny music that thinks very, very big. [Jul 2003, p.93]
  6. Lamb's most rounded and complete collection yet.... Even if they've lost something special in the process.
  7. Lamb have finally perfected the trip hop/classical fusion they discovered on their career-high Gorecki, though the beatific sumptuousness of their sound can be overwhelming.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. HoratioH
    Feb 20, 2005
    2
    The most painful voice in recent memory award goes to, Miss Rhodes. The beats sound interesting in places, but are drowned out by the wailing The most painful voice in recent memory award goes to, Miss Rhodes. The beats sound interesting in places, but are drowned out by the wailing of the 'singer'. What makes this album even worse is that I lost money by purchasing it. I should have downloaded it before buying. Full Review »
  2. arrans
    Mar 18, 2004
    3
    I don't understand the glowing reviews for this record. As one reviewer has said of their later work, 'all of the edges have been I don't understand the glowing reviews for this record. As one reviewer has said of their later work, 'all of the edges have been rounded off'. This isn't a patch on their debut. Full Review »