Be the Void

  • Record Label: Epitaph
  • Release Date: Feb 7, 2012
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
Buy On
  1. Feb 9, 2012
    57
    Too often, Be the Void finds Dr. Dog unleashed, letting their wilder ideas get the better of them.
  2. Uncut
    Apr 6, 2012
    60
    Too often, though, these chant-a-long anthems are too damn chirpy for their own good. [May 2012, p.71]
  3. Feb 10, 2012
    60
    There's enough here to keep fans happy and even win a few more over in the process, but it's another mixed bag from a band that are easier to like than love.
  4. Feb 9, 2012
    60
    All of the material here is passable, with a few highlights that will surely leave a positive impression on listeners.
  5. 60
    For the most part, it works. But "Warrior Man," a jumbled idea that could've been a great song, is the sort of cautionary tale that keeps this album from matching Shame, Shame's standards.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 30, 2013
    10
    Classic album. All the charm of early Dr. Dog records is back on Be the Void. If you haven't bought it yet highly recommend the deluxeClassic album. All the charm of early Dr. Dog records is back on Be the Void. If you haven't bought it yet highly recommend the deluxe version. Can't go wrong Full Review »
  2. Nov 5, 2012
    8
    The songs and musicianship seem a bit more lively on Be the Void, the seventh LP by good-time rock 'n' roll band Dr. Dog. This seems to beThe songs and musicianship seem a bit more lively on Be the Void, the seventh LP by good-time rock 'n' roll band Dr. Dog. This seems to be somewhat of an underrated release, but time will fill the void for this Philadelphia-based band. Full Review »
  3. Apr 26, 2012
    5
    "Be The Void" - the seventh album of psychedelic, indie rock group Dr. Dog supposed to be a CD which reminiscent the live shows - energetic,"Be The Void" - the seventh album of psychedelic, indie rock group Dr. Dog supposed to be a CD which reminiscent the live shows - energetic, loud and chaotic. And indeed the whole release can give such an impression - but only partially - because we do not find in it nothing distinctive enough that stays in the memory for long. Noteworthy is song "Lonesome". Full Review »