Morning World

Teen Daze - Morning World
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2015 Ratings: #626 / 772
User Score
Based on 12 ratings
August 14, 2015 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

73
Pitchfork
Picking up a guitar (and a studio full of other instruments), he plays, plucks, and sings his heart out for his best record yet.
70
Exclaim!

Morning World stands as Teen Daze's most effortless work to date, coming off thoughtful and patient without ever succumbing to the burden of "style."

65
The 405
The instrumentals do occasionally find a certain beauty and the unobstructed vocal performance certainly renders an air of vulnerability. Yet, the studio gleam placed upon this record feels out of place.
65
Under The Radar
Jamison already knew how to craft a provocative sonic landscape. Getting the lyrics to match, on the other hand, is still a balancing act.
60
AllMusic

While it's admirable that he's trying new things and broadening his scope, Morning World still feels like an experiment or a transitional stage.

58
A.V. Club
The lyrics stick with the theme of exploring the transformative qualities of nature and all the beauty that lies therein, but Jamison’s airy melodies are now the centerpiece, for better or worse.
50
Consequence of Sound

Morning World comes off as a kind of balm to the world’s injustices: It soothes, but it doesn’t offer any solutions.

holsgr
40
☆½ ~ Exiguous and quite unsteady listen. Not my thing.
Sorrugis
54
I've never been too big a fan of Teen Daze's more electronic escapades (especially All of Us, Together), so I was rather intrigued when I heard he would be moving in a different direction with this latest album.

I have to say I enjoyed Morning World more than any album he's done previously, but not by much. The instrumentation certainly makes things more interesting, but the level of extreme mellowness present in all of his music is still there.

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tha138
61
Greetings from a new, morning world, decorated with indie-pop sincerity and simplicity.
85
Lovely ablum, needs more higher ratings to be honest!
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Track List

  1. Valley of Gardens
  2. Pink
  3. Morning World
  4. It Starts at the Water
  5. Post Storm
  6. Life in the Sea
  7. You Said
  8. Garden Grove
  9. Along
  10. Infinity
  11. Good Night
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