Bardo Pond - Bardo Pond
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  • Summary: The Philadelphia-based psychedelic rock band releases its first album on the Fire Records (UK) label.
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  1. Feb 7, 2011
    80
    In no way throwaway, this is a trip.
  2. Feb 7, 2011
    80
    Bardo Pond's self-titled is a massive, monumental piece of work, proving once again that this long-running outfit can still crank the heavy, mind-numbing psych that it's always been known for.
  3. Mar 1, 2011
    80
    The warm campfire feel to much of Bardo Pond indicates just how much the likes of MV&EE owes this outfit, but MV&EE seldom sound this convincingly elsewhere. [Dec 2010, p.58]
  4. Feb 7, 2011
    70
    This album does nothing to disrupt their two-decade streak of psychedelic, cosmic, post-rock transcendence.
  5. Feb 7, 2011
    65
    So if the sprawling, all-bases-loaded Bardo Pond isn't the band's best LP, it might be their most representative: both the tiresome excess and the lung-blackening reward.
  6. Feb 7, 2011
    60
    Bardo Pond has a good amount of acoustic elements, which lighten up the touch a little bit and even bring out an Americana influence. This lighter sound may account for the more tired feel of this album, but there are still some compelling rockers.
  7. Mar 1, 2011
    60
    Their eighth album is no departure. [Jan 2011, p.135]

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