Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 11, 2012
    60
    This is a swig of all that's gone before, chased down with much warmer production. [Jan 2013, p.107]
  2. Nov 30, 2012
    60
    The release fits nicely into the band's evolution while rehashing ever-present themes (like Whiskey). [Oct/Nov 2012, p.130]
  3. Sep 24, 2012
    58
    The reality is that Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon is the musical equivalent of a grape soda--it tastes familiar, but it's just not quite a grape.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 30, 2012
    8
    A marvelous effort, this Indiana native Alt. country band continues to drift into the darker side of country and rock. A vocal that is eerilyA marvelous effort, this Indiana native Alt. country band continues to drift into the darker side of country and rock. A vocal that is eerily reminiscent to Johnny Cash at times, the songs within take on a new life with dense Chamber Rock like arrangements and a sinister Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds sense of glorified doom and gloom. An awesome release, sadly will be overlooked by hyped artists such as Mumford & Sons. Full Review »