Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Jan 30, 2015
    80
    As a result of this restraint, his latest record is a more challenging proposition, forcing the listener to question the vintage of everything they are hearing, and blurring the lines between all of the various pictures he chucks together.
  2. Jan 28, 2015
    80
    While every song is undeniably weird and sometimes crowded to the point of confusion, Schuster-Craig never loses the plot, exerting complete control over a set of tunes almost as delightfully catchy as they are perplexing.
  3. 80
    A buoyant record that should widen his audience, up to now largely confined to his Bandcamp page--a trove of gently weird psychedelia.
  4. Feb 5, 2015
    70
    This is a challenge of an album, a challenging listen, but an album with plenty of soul.
  5. Uncut
    Jan 28, 2015
    70
    It's neither pastiche nor parody, corralling '60s psychedelia, prog, Indian ragas, country rock, '50s lounge music and Javanese campursari into his vision. [Feb 2015, p.79]
  6. Jan 28, 2015
    70
    Teaspoon To The Ocean's all-encompassing aura takes you through Craig's master class of dream exploration fairly quickly, but even in the midst of all the trippy goodness, his thoughtful testaments manage to shine through track to track, giving poignant, detailed expression to the anxiety that plagues his deepest thoughts.
  7. Feb 4, 2015
    63
    The result is a little absent-minded, with the difference split between gleeful assertion and wanton noodling, the type of album that might sound best when you’re thinking about something else.
  8. Q Magazine
    Jan 28, 2015
    60
    An intriguing record, it takes bending acid-folk as its base camp but is at its most interesting when exploring more unexpected musical universes. [Feb 2015, p.110]
  9. Feb 11, 2015
    50
    Schuster-Craig’s desire to mask his voice is understandable, though, because he has a tendency to deliver his words woozily and as if someone has hung him upside down and is shaking them out of him syllable by syllable. This, combined with a general lack of direction, renders a decent section of Teaspoon to the Ocean dull at best and unlistenable at worst.

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