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  • Summary: The Australian psych-rock band's fourth album was recorded in two weeks at a friend's farmhouse.
  • Record Label: Modular Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 90
    It is miles better than 'Innerspeaker', and quite possibly the best album released so far this year.
  2. Jun 1, 2012
    80
    A fair amount of cosmic fannying involved, but this is framed by some cracking songwriting. [Jul 2012, p.79]
  3. Dec 20, 2012
    80
    It's different enough to feel like a companion piece rather than a knock-off: less laboured over, more the sound of a rock band kicking back, and less alienated.
  4. Mar 7, 2012
    70
    The communal, freewheeling looseness is one of the album's greatest assets, as you feel as if you were a party to the making of the record in Eagle Bay, too.
  5. Mar 21, 2012
    60
    Pond's music leans a little more joyous, perhaps, and is more infused with glam and classic rock [than sister band, Tame Impala.] [March 2012, p.79]
  6. Mar 7, 2012
    60
    It's tempting to label Beard, Wives, Denim as a tossed off side-project that doesn't stray too far from its more famous parent band. But Pond have something more to offer and both fans and detractors of Tame Impala should give this a listen.
  7. Mar 7, 2012
    50
    Unless you are in the company of some helpful stimulants, it is ultimately frustrating and chaotic. You can marvel at the wondrous and wacky keyboard sounds one minute, but you'll be shaking your head at some of the strange musical harmonies and directions the next.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 30, 2012
    8
    If you are not experimental music fans - most of the material on album you'll just pass by. In another case, on "Beard, Wives, Denim" you will find the best alternative rock format. Fancy-catchy melodies, guitar solos that are holding fashion - nay, even psychedelic vocal resonance is included in the budget of "carefree" form. Expand
  2. Jul 19, 2013
    7
    Some songs on here are leaps and bounds better than what you will find on Innerspeaker. However, this album fails to hold up with consistency. Some songs drag on far too long, and others are just shoddy. Expand