Be the Void - Dr. Dog
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13

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  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 deluxe version. Can't go wrong
  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 be somewhat of an underrated release, but time will fill the void for this Philadelphia-based band.
  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, 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".
  4. Feb 9, 2012
    9
    The songs are a lot more varied than the band's last album. This change lets Dr. Dog show off its skills to its ever-growing audience. Good stuff. Hope the band continues to grow, and that the world beyond Philly can experience its greatness.
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Apr 6, 2012
    60
    Too often, though, these chant-a-long anthems are too damn chirpy for their own good. [May 2012, p.71]
  2. Mar 23, 2012
    70
    There's not an obvious departure from their last few releases, but there doesn't need to be as the band has settled comfortably into their sound.
  3. Mar 5, 2012
    70
    When they're good, they are glorious and their enthusiasm is infectious, this band thrive when live but perhaps there's a little too much padding filling the, er, void.