AOTY 2019

Infinity

Yann Tiersen - Infinity
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2014 Ratings: #572 / 845
User Score
Based on 23 ratings
May 19, 2014 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Drowned in Sound

The whole album echoes and clatters, is washed in with the tide and the dragged back out to sea. Every track has something distinct to capture the imagination, but it is the vocal range that is particularly interesting. 

80
AllMusic

Given its all-encompassing title, it's fitting that ∞ (Infinity) is one of Tiersen's most ambitious albums, but its grand scale only magnifies his music's heartfelt beauty.

80
PopMatters

No one making music today merges the worlds of popular music, experimental music, Western classical music, and European folk music as expertly as Yann Tiersen and is one of his most fully realized projects.

70
Under The Radar

All things considered, might not match the immediacy and imagination of its predecessor Skyline, but the record certainly has its buoyant moments of unadulterated joie de vivre.

70
The 405

The variety of sounds and instrumentation on the record is something to be admired.

68
Paste

At times, even on its better tracks, Infinity suffers from the weight of its own ambitions, obscuring great ideas in a wash of obstinate noise wrought by too many instruments in the mix

60
The Line of Best Fit

For existing fans this is a tonally varied addition to his substantial oeuvre, but the record will likely prove too oblique, even passé, for more virgin ears.

60
NME

Tiersen never loses touch with his innate sense of melody, but the lack of edge means that ‘Infinity’’s charms are, in fact, finite. 

60
musicOMH

Surely satisfying to an unknown (but tiny) demographic, this record is instantly likeable, but it’s also just as immediately forgettable.

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Track List

  1. Infinity
  2. Slippery Stones
  3. A Midsummer Evening
  4. Ar Maen Bihan
  5. Lights
  6. Grønjørd
  7. Steinn
  8. In Our Minds
  9. The Crossing
  10. Meteorites
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Added on: May 12, 2014