BE

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Jul 29, 2013
    80
    BE feels familiar--the group is stuck in the back-half of the '60s, naturally loving the post-Pepper pomp of the Beatles but happy to crib from the Zombies ("Second Bite of the Apple" opens with a riff adapted from "Time of the Season") or any other number of half-remembered, half-forgotten psychedelic oldies--but isn't musty, thanks in part to Sitek's colorful, layered production.
  2. Jul 29, 2013
    80
    Shades of light and dark ripple throughout and keep the listener guessing.
  3. Uncut
    Jul 29, 2013
    70
    It's the album's deft balance between Sitek's freewheeling and darkly ambient aesthetic and the familiar sub-Beatles melodies that make BE a bold leap forward in the mould of Paul Weller's recent psych-inspired reinventions. [Jul 2013, p.71]
  4. 70
    BE’] is certainly an improvement on ‘Different Gear...’, but it’s more of a tentative step in the right direction than a great leap forward.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Aug 7, 2013
    10
    Beady Eye with the help of Dave Sitek released a great second album, a modern sounding rock record with some of the most interestingBeady Eye with the help of Dave Sitek released a great second album, a modern sounding rock record with some of the most interesting recordings by any oasis member so far.An album that it stands on its own proudly and give us hope for even better things by this band. Full Review »
  2. Aug 7, 2013
    10
    "BE" is an excellent second album by Beady Eye, a step forward to the right direction. The album is a grower and need its time to show its"BE" is an excellent second album by Beady Eye, a step forward to the right direction. The album is a grower and need its time to show its really beauty and quality. With a more mature and modern sound than their debut and a very good production by Dave Sitek, songs find the space and air to breathe and shine. Liam's vocals sound more mature and natural than ever (no effects), sometimes naked and raw and sometimes heavenly sensitive and emotional. “BE” is the work of a band, actually a very good and tight band and for the first time they finally found their own sound and stigma in modern rock era, far away from the Oasis shadows. People should listen it without prejudice and enjoy the music.

    Top tracks: “Flick Of The Finger”, “Start Anew”, “Iz Rite”, “Soul Love”, “Second Bite Of The Apple”.

    Note: It’s funny to say it, but the tracks in the deluxe editions of the album are much better than almost everything in the standard version! (check: “Evil Eye”, “Back After The Break” and “Off At The Next Exit”)
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  3. Jan 22, 2016
    10
    Great second album by Beady eye, an amazing and unexpected set of songs that fit almost perfectly together with the magic touch of D.Sitek.Great second album by Beady eye, an amazing and unexpected set of songs that fit almost perfectly together with the magic touch of D.Sitek. Btw, bonus tracks in the deluxe version of the album are even better than almost anything in the standard version of the album, something that brings me in my mind the good early days of Oasis! Full Review »