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8.6

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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

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  1. Oct 16, 2012
    80
    Fleshed out with flecks of African-style guitar and tumbling bass...there's still the trademarked bedrock: that motor-fueled, machine-grind churn.
  2. Sep 21, 2012
    60
    Beams, like Asa Breed, is front-loaded with the atmospheres and vocal manipulations that are bedrock to his best work. But Beams fails to evince the kind of songwriting growth that the vocal minority of his fans have been waiting for.
  3. It's not that Beams is a lighter listen than Black City, but it's certainly more honest.