About The Light

Steve Mason - About The Light
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2019 Ratings: #9 / 83
User Score
Based on 67 ratings
2019 Ratings: #73
January 18, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Double Six, Domino / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Clash
'Above the Light’ separates Mason from that current glut of nostalgia acts trying to cash in on their past. Mason has always followed his own path, and we’re better for it.
80
PopMatters

About the Light is Mason at his most confident.

80
Under The Radar
It might be a bold claim to make so early in the year, but it will be a great album that surpasses this one for depth and range in the coming year. Steve Mason is one of the foremost singer/songwriters of his generation and he only improves with the passing of time.
80
AllMusic

Well-conceived, vibrant, and executed with attitude and aplomb, About the Light is a career standout for Mason.

80
The Skinny
The album is an experimentation in sound, with a range of musical influences from jazz, pop and blues gently illuminating without being heavy-handed or didactic. Its lyrics are simple and repetitive, giving it all the qualities of a sermon – with Mason as the sardonic preacher man.
80
God Is in the TV
Whereas on previous albums, he has on the most part worked alone, this time wanting to capture the energy the band achieve when playing live, they worked on a collection of songs together, and with producer Stephen Street have produced something that captures the essence of a Steve Mason album, while at the same time is quite different in its feel.
80
musicOMH

There’s enough here to demonstrate that this is Mason’s finest record of his solo career to date.

76
GIGsoup

With this release Steve wears his heart on his sleeve and has provided us with a collection of introspective and mature songs.

68
Pitchfork

It’s a reminder that bliss isn’t some final promised land, but a work in progress. And in sobering moments like these, About the Light delineates the big difference between simply making happy music and making music about happiness.

CheapandLethal
50
Very uninspiring
EdFruscley
91
La palabra inglés resuena, suena a pulp, smiths, stone roses, en fin suena a buenos tiempos
Emme_Strt
86
me aportó bastante fondo en algunas actividades, tiene muy agradables juegos de voces y melodías, un tanto lineal pero muuuy AMENO.
Henny
65
Coudl've easily been one of my favorite albums of this year. But Steave's voice doesn't fit over high tempo instrumentals, he should stick to some slow & calm guitarr meoldies. Kind of like Father John Misty on his 2018 release "Gods Favorite Customer"
JulianGomez974
62
Well, an interesting exercise on keeping with the light and fun production but still leaving the listener pretty much indifferent towards any kind of evolution or, sadly, fun. Steve Mason is already a man that has made pretty much a standout career and at least for me you can compare his work to The Magnetic Fields or Sturgill Simpson when it comes to his approach on topics and the easy warm production. However, I feel like this record goes nowhere when it tries to do everything, he does some ... read more
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Track List

  1. America Is Your Boyfriend
  2. Rocket
  3. No Clue
  4. About the Light
  5. Fox on the Rooftop
  6. Stars Around My Heart
  7. Spanish Brigade
  8. Don't Know Where
  9. Walking Away from Love
  10. The End
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