The kind of atmospheric, dub-inflected pop and yearning vocals that would make Peter Gabriel proud. [3/10 Feb 2012, p.112]
Overall, the charms of the album make it more than a knockoff of more established pop brands; it often feels like Making Mirrors bounces their reflections into fresh focus.
Gotye's exemplary pop sense may be the big revelation of Making Mirrors, yet it's his arty restlessness that will continue to keep him interesting.
The album merges catchy gizmo-loving pop constructions with a stalwartly depressive mindset.
The result: ingenious, oddly touching, refreshingly emphatic bedroom pop.
Making Mirrors offers plenty of evidence the guy could be capable of just a little bit more if he'd focus in on pop music at the expense of his more esoteric impulses, or at least learn how to separate the two more efficiently.
A maverick worth watching.