Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. For Grizzly Bear fans and Department of Eagles devotees alike, Archives 2003-2006 is a document rich with revelatory moments and educatory touchstones--but as an album, it functions even better.
  2. A magical insight into the development of Rossen's creative genius.
  3. Archive 2003-2006 is well worth a listen for Department of Eagles and Grizzly Bear fans, especially those intrigued by how albums get made--or don't get made, as the case may be.
  4. Slant Magazine
    If Archive 2003 - 2006 is at times a runaway mess, it's consistently a beautiful one, and a triumphant example of Rossen and Nicolaus's penchant for chilling, intricate soundscapes.
  5. 70
    It's not an essential set, but there's enough here (take the gallant "Grand Army Plaza" for a stroll or seven) to tide you over till the Veckatimest crew sets sail again.

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