Sirens, the third album from Nicolas Jaar, falls somewhere between the contemplative microhouse of first album Space Is Only Noise (2011) and the glossier follow-up Pomegranates (2015). Introduced with the haunting 11-minute track "Killing Time," Jaar integrates new elements into his sound, from the synth pop of "Three Sides of Nazareth" to the jungle of "The Governor." The continuous presence of vocals makes it Jaar's most emotional work yet, opening the door to a wider audience. ~ Rovi Staff
Spin - "[T]here's eerie ambience, doo-wop, Alice Coltrane's constant elevation, Suicide's monolithic throb, bits of childhood dialogues with his father, and even a slinking reggaeton beat. Yet Jaar makes it all coherent."
Pitchfork (Website) - "'History Lesson' takes its cues from old soul and doo-wop, like the Beach Boys at their most psychedelic."