Before Today

  • Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: Jun 8, 2010
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. No longer the challenging, lo-fi music of yore, what has arrived in its place doesn't have the individuality or character to sustain longer lasting interest.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 3, 2010
    10
    In my opinion the best album of 2010, not that this was a good year in music anyways, but still a great album with every song being unique andIn my opinion the best album of 2010, not that this was a good year in music anyways, but still a great album with every song being unique and still related. Arial perfects the lo-fi formula with this album improving on his previous work and finally reaching his peak to this day. Full Review »
  2. Jun 10, 2012
    9
    What a outrageous album! It's elegant, cool, psychedelic and at the same time, different, from anything I've ever seen (even if the albumWhat a outrageous album! It's elegant, cool, psychedelic and at the same time, different, from anything I've ever seen (even if the album contains influences from the '80s and '90s. Love it, and you must love it too. Full Review »
  3. Jul 9, 2011
    9
    One of the best album of 2010 in my opinion and one of my favourite lo-fi albums of all time. It sounds a lot like music from the eighties,One of the best album of 2010 in my opinion and one of my favourite lo-fi albums of all time. It sounds a lot like music from the eighties, but there isn't a band from the era that sounds like them. Full Review »