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Over at the BBC, we get their take on Gold Dust, which finds it a decent (if imperfect) introduction to Tori’s music — or a chance for fans to enjoy these songs again.
If you’re looking for a more positive take on Tori’s latest, check out Paste magazine’s Gold Dust review. Holly Gleason has some enthusiastic things to say about the re-arrangement of several Tori classics. Have a look.
If you didn’t get enough of the PopMatters-on-Tori action last week, here’s their review of Gold Dust. Writer Enio Chiola is critical of much of the album and, in particular, its reworking of “Flavor,” “Cloud on My Tongue,” and “Yes, Anastasia.” Click on through to check it out. Thanks to Erin for sending the link.
The Upcoming offers a brief, positive review of Gold Dust from writer Matt Di Salvo, who gives it three dots.
Over at Gawker, Rich Juzwiak reviews Gold Dust along with the full-length version of Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie in one fell swoop, calling both Tori and Tim, perhaps unfairly, “relics of ‘90s alternaculture.” He doesn’t hate the album, but he doesn’t love it either, saying “there are few surprises to be found.”
Finnish magazine Soundi reviews Gold Dust in its new issue. The bad news is, the whole review is in Finnish, and most of us don’t speak or read Finnish. The good news is, an anonymous birdie translated it for us. Click through the jump to read Petri Silas’ critical look at the collection.
The reviews are in on Tori’s Royal Albert Hall show in London last night, and the often-reserved British press seemed to have nothing but glowing remarks for the gig. The Guardian’s Caroline Sullivan calls it “little short of wonderful.” The Evening Standard’s André Paine says Tori’s “girls sounded better than ever.” Over at Londonist, Doron Davidson-Vidavski attempts to describe it with “a superlative not yet invented for just how good last night was.” Thanks to everyone who sent in these links — there were a bunch of you!
EDIT: This one slipped in late, a review from The Independent (scroll to the bottom).
Stereoboard offers its review of Gold Dust, finding it “a surprisingly conservative affair that on the one hand gives so much, but on the other could have been so much more.”
Slant Magazine’s Jonathan Keefe chimes in on Gold Dust, giving it 3 (out of 5) stars. He says the orchestra works on some songs — particularly “Flavor” — and not on others, such as “Precious Things.” Swing on over to see his in-depth take on the retrospective.
The Sonic Reverie takes on Gold Dust in a new review that praises the album’s strengths while pointing out that the orchestra often plays a secondary role — and that the album might not be the best way to introduce new listeners to Tori’s music. (There’s also a pretty spiffy photo of Tori I haven’t seen anywhere else.)