• Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Apr 29, 2014
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
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  1. Jul 9, 2014
    5
    We waited four years for this? I love Ray's music and appreciate that he wants to grow by exploring history. However, this album is a major snooze. We don't live in 1967 San Francisco and we really don't need the psychedelia today, though I see the critics are smoking the funny stuff. I simply don't want to listen to this album time after time like I did God Willing and others. ItsWe waited four years for this? I love Ray's music and appreciate that he wants to grow by exploring history. However, this album is a major snooze. We don't live in 1967 San Francisco and we really don't need the psychedelia today, though I see the critics are smoking the funny stuff. I simply don't want to listen to this album time after time like I did God Willing and others. Its great, even important, to explore, but put out an album every year or two an alternate between pure rip-off and more original work so we can see the development. Waiting this long for a second, less interesting and accessible rip-off is annoying. Expand
  2. May 2, 2014
    10
    If there's any justice for a singer-songwriter who deserves credit for growing as an artist, Ray will pick up two or three new fans for every fan who dismisses Supernova because it's different. Pop artists ride the wave until it ebbs; serious artists look for new shores. I am a new fan after listening to this album!
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 18, 2014
    70
    Dan Auerbach's production is warmly intimate, LaMontangne's singing a quiet marvel. [Jul 2014, p.95]
  2. Mojo
    Jul 24, 2014
    80
    The resulting arrangements are masterful affairs that frame LaMontagne's material with great taste and flair. [Jul 2014, p.90]
  3. May 9, 2014
    70
    Like [Beck's] Morning Phase, even Supernova’s failures prove an interesting listen, and when LaMontagne hits his stride, it’s an album that contains some of his best material in years.