Beard, Wives, Denim

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Under The Radar
    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]
  2. 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.
  3. 60
    Not all listeners are likely to enjoy the moments of instrumental experiments, but the varying forms of psych rock that pack the 53 minutes of Beard, Wives, Denim are enough to please both fans of Pond and those waiting for a Tame Impala follow up.
  4. 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.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 18, 2016
    10
    The best psych rock album I know of. It's charmingly lo-fi, wonderfully trippy, and constantly changing direction; one moment your head willThe best psych rock album I know of. It's charmingly lo-fi, wonderfully trippy, and constantly changing direction; one moment your head will be swirling in the moody psychedelia of Sorry I Was Under the Sky, the next you'll be bopping your head to the smooth funk of Moth Wings; later, tapping your feet along with Leisure Pony's rapid riffs.
    Although its unpredictable nature led me to question it on my first listen, it has since become my favorite album and one of the most rewarding musical experiences I've undergone to date.
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  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 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. Full Review »
  3. 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" youIf 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. Full Review »