Vide Noir

Lord Huron - Vide Noir
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #326 / 598
User Score
Based on 49 ratings
2018 Ratings: #336
April 20, 2018 / Release Date
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Republic / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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An intensely sorrowful journey through heartbreak. With nostalgic, psychedelic visuals, its own phone number, and a narrative that pulls you in deeper with each listen, Lord Huron have a classic album on their hands.

The Line of Best Fit

Lord Huron have well and truly stepped up to the next level on their third outing. The heart-wrenching folk is still there, but this time it’s laced with questioning promise.

The Guardian

Now on a major label, the songs no longer conjure up vast rural or mountainous landscapes but the even more widescreen spaces of the cosmos.

God Is in the TV

It’s a delightfully typical Lord Huron record in sound and intelligent evocative lyrics that clearly paint the frustration of its main character with such depth and creativity.

Northern Transmissions

Though the record is occasionally held back through its most predictable tendencies, there’s still something wondrous to this album.

Under The Radar

Vide Noir is easily the band's most musically striking release to date.


Some may find it all a bit too intense, while long-term fans may be put off by the departure of their earlier, more pastoral sound. However, their ambition cannot be faulted, and when it comes time to look back on the band’s career, Vide Noir could be seen as a pivotal moment.


The album’s most lucid moment comes in its title track ... but the comparatively featureless pessimism on the rest of the album makes for an oppressive and often dull listen.

Spectrum Culture

The songs are strong, with some intricate interplay between instruments, but its very structure can work against it.

Apr 20, 2018
just not very good
Oct 10, 2018
“Vide Noir” sees Lord Huron go electric, but if you listen carefully to Ben Schneider’s previous records, it’s really not that much of a departure. As always with Lord Huron, if you’re looking for originality or intense lyrical profundity, look elsewhere. Instead, their biggest strength has always been their storytelling — not on the individual lyrics scale, but on an album-wide, emotional arc kind of scale. “Vide Noir” launches Lord Huron into ... read more
Jul 29, 2018
Another heartbreaking album from Lord Huron. Moody lyrics, entrancing music, and another song that should be a huge one for him, When The Night Is Over
Jun 27, 2018
May 26, 2018
Lord Huron is an indie folk/indie rock band that released their first album back in 2012. Since then they have put out two more albums. Today I will be reviewing their latest album titled Vide Noir.

Vide Noir is a concept album. If you are not a stranger to the band then you will know that this is nothing new for the band. This album takes you though a story of losing love and doing everything in your power to get that love back. You will even do the impossible by traveling though time and ... read more
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#36/Uproxx (First Half)

Track List

  1. Lost in Time and Space
  2. Never Ever
  3. Ancient Names, Pt. I
  4. Ancient Names, Pt. II
  5. Wait by the River
  6. Secret of Life
  7. Back from the Edge
  8. The Balancer's Eye
  9. When the Night is Over
  10. Moonbeam
  11. Vide Noir
  12. Emerald Star
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Added on: January 28, 2018