Albums to watch

About The Light

Steve Mason

About The Light

Fourth solo album from the ex Beta Band frontman

ADM rating[?]


Double Six
UK Release date
US Release date
  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    ‘Above the Light’ separates Mason from that current glut of nostalgia acts trying to cash in on their past. Mason has always followed his own path, and we’re better for it
    Read Review

  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Has the kind of 'in the room" chemistry not heard from Mason since the turbulent days of the Betas. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    These are songs that suggest that this is how Steve Mason has always wanted Steve Mason to sound
    Read Review

  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The fourth solo album from The Beta Band's Steve Mason is an instant classic that merges different genres in a surprisingly cohesive manner
    Read Review

  5. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    From the very artwork seen on the sleeve, to the musical arrangement, About The Light is an album that demands further investigation
    Read Review

  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    Well-conceived, vibrant, and executed with attitude and aplomb, About the Light is a career standout for Mason
    Read Review

  7. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    At the outset of 2019, it is exciting to see Steve Mason releasing an early contender for album of the year. It might be a bold claim to make so early in the year, but it will be a great album that surpasses this one for depth and range in the coming year. Steve Mason is one of the foremost singer/songwriters of his generation and he only improves with the passing of time
    Read Review

  8. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Whether it be the sunny jangle of No Exit or the pop sensibilities of the likes of Stars Around Your Heart or Walking Away From Love, there’s enough here to demonstrate that this is Mason’s finest record of his solo career to date
    Read Review

  9. 7.6 |   Gig Soup

    A collection of introspective and mature songs
    Read Review

  10. 6.8 |   Pitchfork

    The infamous Beta Band frontman could have lingered in the shadow of his cult-figure fandom; instead, on his fourth solo album, he sings directly about the long process of growing up
    Read Review

  11. 6.0 |   The FT

    The fourth solo album from the former Beta Band member is his first to use a live band in the studio
    Read Review

blog comments powered by Disqus

Watch it

Roll over video for more options

Hear it

Latest Reviews

More reviews