Perfect Light

40 Watt Sun - Perfect Light
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 85 ratings
2022 Ratings: #141
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Distorted Sound
He continues to navigate the project away from the steady tides of despair, and towards the invigorating shores of hope.
Doublez
81

It's been a while since I've had a sudden urge to write about something, but this album by 40 Watt Sun has upset me enough to make me take the plunge. After many hours of contemplating the melancholy of 'Perfect Light', it was obvious that I was probably holding one of my favourite new releases of January. The competition was rather tough, between the versatile lesson of Japanese Utada Hikaru, the new direction of Earl Sweatshirt, the ferocity of the surprising Foxtails album, the ... read more

JayCrackers
77

40 Watt Sun's 3rd studio album, Perfect Light follows their slowcore indie folk sound and is another very good album to their discography with emotional powerful lyrics and soft instrumentals allowing Patrick Walker to take center stage. With a sparse soundscape encapsulating the feelings of loneliness and melancholic and although it does nothing new with the genre it manages to create a meaningful listen and shows the power of lyrics can be in songs.

Track Review

Reveal 8/10
Behind My ... read more

Lucmun
100

Perfect Light is a record that moves me so deeply that I am almost afraid to touch it. It's so effortlessly sublime, achingly written, and lavishly atmospheric that I want to hold it arms stretched as if it were a sacred omen of a celestial future. An album hasn't made me feel this way since The Dark, Dark Bright nearly an entire decade ago, along with Oceansize's Frames and Joanna Newsom's Ys before it. And frankly, this may well sit proudly beside Wheel, my favourite record of all time. It is ... read more

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Track List

1Reveal
8:46
87
2Behind My Eyes
11:34
93
3Until
8:19
88
4Colours
4:19
86
5The Spaces in Between
9:41
88
6Raise Me Up
9:46
85
7A Thousand Miles
9:08
85
8Closure
5:34
86
Total Length: 1 hour, 7 minutes
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Added on: October 28, 2021