Beet, Maize & Corn

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Beet, Maize & Corn is a dramatic reinvention of the High Llamas.
  2. Q Magazine
    80
    Proffers a newfound poignancy. [Nov 2003, p.110]
  3. Mojo
    100
    Less exotic perhaps than the West Coast, Brazilian, German and Franco-Italian musical forays of the past, but even more remarkably musical, intriguingly textured and affecting. [Nov 2003, p.130]
  4. Beet, Maize & Corn is The High Llamas' best since 1996's frothy, visionary Hawaii, and it mirrors that record's adherence to an emotional arc built of fragments, sketches, and vamps.
  5. Magnet
    70
    There are interesting little moments along the way that might lead to subtle adjustments in course. [#61, p.98]
  6. Beet, Maize & Corn is a pleasant album of calm, beautiful pop with a touch of class that’s rare.
  7. The album never shifts into angular or faster textures but maintains its overall coasting level with clarity, precision and charm.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jon-ErickS
    Jan 25, 2005
    10
    the album has a rich rightness to its melodies, arrangements, and instrumentation that could eventually place it in some cannon that might the album has a rich rightness to its melodies, arrangements, and instrumentation that could eventually place it in some cannon that might include cole porter and mccartney/wilson. get ready for the 2051 tribute album. Full Review »
  2. MattyM
    Apr 8, 2004
    9
    This is way up there with their best -more compelling than Buzzlebee & a necessary accessory for budding hipsters attempting to use their This is way up there with their best -more compelling than Buzzlebee & a necessary accessory for budding hipsters attempting to use their record collections to get informed indie-girls into the sack. Full Review »
  3. ElizabethR
    Jan 17, 2004
    10
    Gorgeous and warm, it puts me in a happy mellow mood. Just buy it and see for yourself!