Wondervisions - Delicate Steve
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 16, 2011
    80
    Delicate Steve flaunts every loose end, every unfinished seam. It might be testing to find the threshold of musical coherence; it might just be having a well-plotted lark. But if Delicate Steve's music were any more polished, it wouldn't be half as intriguing or anywhere near as much fun.
  2. Feb 16, 2011
    80
    Marion's approach varies, but his surprisingly soulful songs consistently connect, a significant feat considering we only hear his voice through a Fender.
  3. Feb 16, 2011
    80
    Wondervisions, its lyric-less debut full length, does not fall short on its abilities to stir emotion.
  4. Feb 16, 2011
    80
    As a debut, Wondervisions makes for a great mission statement from Delicate Steve, showcasing the songwriters' ability to craft engaging and exploratory instrumentals while still being accessible and fun.
  5. Feb 16, 2011
    80
    Like the guileless ballers on the screen, Delicate Steve's got surprisingly smooth moves, and the album lets you see the wonder of each one. It goes for the layup every time, sinks it, and you'll have no problem cheering along.
  6. Feb 16, 2011
    80
    Delicate Steve uses their African-inspired rhythms as a foundation for more forward-thinking experimentation. That their experiments manage to be successful without sacrificing basic tunefulness makes Wondervisions a winning debut record.
  7. 80
    In all seriousness, Wondervisions isn't hard to handle. There's nothing abrasive here to worry about, and the variation in structure and theme is exciting enough.
  8. Feb 16, 2011
    80
    Delicate Steve's debut album, Wondervisions, treads beautifully this line between meaningless emotion and unfeeling precision.
  9. Jun 28, 2012
    80
    Whether this is post rock, space rock or ad hoc it's hard to say, but who needs taxonomy when music feels this good? [Jan 2012, p.97]
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 31, 2012
    8
    Ultimately, Wondervisions is album full of feel-good vibes with dancing background colors and an incredible emotional payoff on the last track Flyin' High. Recommendable to anyone in search of good (hidden) indie music. Full Review »