Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Oct 15, 2013
    90
    It’s a story (almost cinematic), a journey, and far and away the greatest album they’ve done so far.
  2. Oct 15, 2013
    90
    While Wild Light correctly prioritises focus over twists, there are sections that catch you by surprise.
  3. 91
    For anyone who can appreciate emotional breadth that music is capable of conveying, make Wild Light a part of your life. It may be the best instrumental album you hear this year.
  4. Oct 15, 2013
    90
    Short of any psychotropic assistance, Wild Light is a credible substitute for nirvana, demanding you suspend your disbelief and just jump in feet first, setting yourself free from all corporeal existence.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 23, 2014
    9
    There is a lot to like about Wild Light. It feels like an album, but any song can stand on its own as well. All the songs sound lush andThere is a lot to like about Wild Light. It feels like an album, but any song can stand on its own as well. All the songs sound lush and alive. There are a lot of interesting melodies and soundscapes. Everything is in its right place. The only problem I can identify is that there is no real point to the album, it is more of the same. There are no new ideas being pursued and no thinking outside of the box. What we're left with then is an album that is very enjoyable to listen to directly, but is also perfectly viable as background music because it is generally quite unassuming. I don't see anything wrong with that. Full Review »