Bend Beyond

  • Record Label: Woodsist
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2012
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. Mojo
    Oct 22, 2012
    60
    In sonic terms, it's considerably more aspirational than even last year's Sun And Shade, allowing Earl's take on various ages of American song-craft to snap into sharper focus. [Nov 2012, p.84]
  2. Sep 17, 2012
    60
    It's hard to get excited about a record that rarely moves from its musical comfort blanket. But there are still moments.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 25, 2012
    8
    Woods is consistent. If you're a fan they give you what you want, and they give it to you regularly - around the same time every year - aWoods is consistent. If you're a fan they give you what you want, and they give it to you regularly - around the same time every year - a bit like Christmas. While some critics might complain about a lack of "experimentation" or so-called "adventure," I'm happy to hear the band I've come to rely on without Kid-A-like departures or Mirage-Rockish flops. What they lack in adventure they make up for in production and maturity on this one. Good good album. Not mind-blowing, but very good. Full Review »
  2. Oct 20, 2012
    8
    Before starting listening to Bend Beyond, I read a bit about Woods and discovered that, unlike what I thought, this is their seventh album!Before starting listening to Bend Beyond, I read a bit about Woods and discovered that, unlike what I thought, this is their seventh album! However, this album seems so fresh and new! Though it Full Review »
  3. Sep 18, 2012
    9
    Yet another gem from this underrated band. The sound is clearer but the same charm is flowing around as before. One of the best albums of 2012Yet another gem from this underrated band. The sound is clearer but the same charm is flowing around as before. One of the best albums of 2012 so far... Full Review »