Between Places

Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
Buy On
  1. Mar 18, 2013
    80
    A charming, optimistic LP, delivered with a smile.
  2. Mar 7, 2013
    80
    The Norwegian band’s debut full-length Between Places drips with a youthful joie de vivre.
  3. Mar 6, 2013
    80
    Each track is ambitious and meticulously honed, gravitating around woozy melodies that lilt like palm trees in a West Coast breeze.
  4. Mar 4, 2013
    80
    The album sometimes amazingly sounds as if the Zombies had reunited in 1980 for an album produced by the Buggles' Trevor Horn, resulting in a joyful, 50-minute orgasm of chamber pop jubilation.
  5. Uncut
    Mar 5, 2013
    70
    What raises Between Places above simple pastiche are the electronic flourishes and surges of pounding drums that pepper the album. [Apr 2013, p.79]
  6. 70
    If you like your summer pop to keep you on your toes then this is definitely for you. Otherwise this is an impressively ambitious if somewhat misguided debut from a band well worth keeping tabs on.
  7. Mar 4, 2013
    70
    Young Dreams have created a collection that compacts all the sunny sounds of youthful hopes and expectations into one blissful whole.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 9, 2013
    8
    The instrumentation is often crowded and sometimes drowns the vocals, but it still manages to engage the listener to the end. Fun, temporarilyThe instrumentation is often crowded and sometimes drowns the vocals, but it still manages to engage the listener to the end. Fun, temporarily addictive album. Full Review »