AOTY 2019

The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid

Stars of the Lid - The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 75 ratings
2001 Ratings: #30
October 29, 2001 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kranky / Label
Ambient, Drone / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Sputnikmusic

It’s, well, just Stars of the Lid. It’s drone and ambient music. You know what you’re getting here, but with The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid, you’re getting the best from the best. Turn it on; lose yourself; and wake up to a new you. Hyperbole, you say" Unbelievable" Boring" No.

100
Drowned in Sound
More than any other Ambient album I've heard in the last few years, 'Tired Sounds Of' succeeds in liberating Ambient from it's often undeserved status as aural wallpaper, delivering sledgehammer emotion with feather light restraint, and soundtracking every emotional peak and trough you choose to apply to these accomplished, twilight symphonies.
90
AllMusic
Despite its more songlike structures, More Tired Songs is actually for those who are tired of songs, period, and are looking for something less, something unspeakably beautiful and determinedly unmentionable in its vast and luxuriant erasure from any musical category.
86
Pitchfork

In their crowded field, it's hard to say exactly what makes Stars of the Lid so special. It comes to mind that their relentless commitment to subtlety sets them apart, as does their masterful hand with tone. Throughout The Tired Sounds, dissonance is doled out in small portions, perfectly coloring the sculpted fields of sound.

liammenzies
62
I really enjoyed this at the start but I really don’t think this album offers enough to justify its 2 hour long runtime. By the end of it, any remains of enticement were near fading - if it was more concise I’d have lapped it up.
holsgr
79
( ☆☆☆½ ) virtuous/remarkable release
Taevis
77
Could it be?! An ambient album that isn’t boring?! It is!

I really enjoyed this album. It had the same effect on me that meditation sometimes manages to do, where it puts me in a complete peaceful state of mind. I love the soft, soothing drones that go on throughout almost the entire album. It’s just so relaxing. I’ll definitely come back to this if I need to wind down.

Favorites: Requiem for Dying Mothers Pt. 2, Broken Harbors Pt. 2, Broken Harbors Pt. 3, Mullholland, The ... read more
dustincoda
100
Simply the most elegant forms of sound available anywhere. It doesn't get better than this.
Tom Simmons
83
Fav Tracks: Requiem For Dying Mothers I, Piano Aquieu, The Lonely People (Are Getting Lonelier), Gasfarming, Austin Texas Mental Hospital I, Requiem For Dying Mothers II, Down 3, Austin Texas Mental Hospital II, Ballad of Distances II
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