Be Set Free

  • Record Label: Kemado
  • Release Date: Sep 29, 2009
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mojo
    80
    Lyricwise everything is simple, ready for sing-along consumption and sometimes you can almost visualise that bouncing ball heading a long the bottom of some YouTube screen. [Feb 2010, p. 95]
  2. On Be Set Free, Langhorne Slim perfectly captures the lyrical simplicity of bygone times with straightforward lines like, “I don’t want to break your heart, but I probably will.”
  3. Be Set Free isn't a game-changing album so much as it confirms that Langhorne Slim's talent can work within a wider framework than he's used in the past and still honor his gifts, and it's an impressive, pleasurable work.
  4. Be Set Free is the musical equivalent of a green bean casserole. It’s not going be anyone’s favorite dish at the table, but everyone, young and old, will want a second helping.
  5. In its lack of cleverness, the album has a certain wide-eyed innocence, and even the songs about hangovers show a generous perspective on life, of which music critics could do well to take note.
User Score
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  1. EricS.
    Jan 25, 2010
    10
    My friend told me about this album, and he knows his stuff like no other. Listened to it and love it. Not quite as talented as the Avett My friend told me about this album, and he knows his stuff like no other. Listened to it and love it. Not quite as talented as the Avett brothers, but being 2nd to them is not bad. Good album. Liked his last one better. Full Review »