• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: May 19, 2009
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. That sense of musical evolution makes Around the Well a particularly compelling listening, and Beam’s sensitive readings of songs by Stereolab, the Flaming Lips, the Postal Service, and New Order show how sturdy his sound can be, as he translates them to quieter settings without losing their heraldic sentiments.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. DanielB
    Jul 9, 2009
    10
    Amazing, heart-wrenching stuff. Both Cds are terrific but I really recommend giving "The Trapeze Swinger" a listen. It's longer than Amazing, heart-wrenching stuff. Both Cds are terrific but I really recommend giving "The Trapeze Swinger" a listen. It's longer than "Stairway" but it's amazing. Full Review »
  2. BillS
    May 20, 2009
    8
    A strong compilation of out of print and previously unreleased material.