Every Kind of Light is an album from the band The Posies, released June 28, 2005. The album was released in the U.S. by Rykodisc. This was the first full-length album release by The Posies since 1998's Success. The Posies had broken up after Success' release. However, starting in 2000, the band began performing numerous reunion shows while principal songwriters Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer pursued solo recordings and tours. This is the first Posies album to feature bassist/guitarist Matt Harris and drummer Darius Minwalla.
Every Kind of Light was available on iTunes three weeks prior to its announced release, and the album quickly hit the iTunes Most Popular list. Two songs from the album, "Love Comes" and "I Guess You're Right", come as sample music on Windows Vista equipped computers.
Every Kind of Light has received mixed to positive reviews. On the review aggregate site Metacritic, the album has a score of 66 out of 100, indicating "Generally favorable reviews."
Peter Gaston of Spin Magazine wrote that "Even with a rather ho-hum second stanza, Every Kind of Light is an instant reminder that the '90s would have been a far worse place without the Posies, and that this decade is much better off with them around." Dusted Review's Emerson Dameron also gave the album a positive review, writing "As inconsistent as it is, Every Kind of Light... curbs the pair’s excesses enough to reward repeat plays. Joe Tangari of Pitchfork Media called the album "...a decent record spiked with a few classic moments of patent posies pop ecstasy," even though the album fails to live up to The Posies previous works. In a more mixed review, Allmusic's Mark Deming called the album "...a bit hollow," writing "It's nice to have the Posies back in the studio again, but Every Kind of Light isn't the triumphant return fans might have hoped for."