Blood Bank [EP]

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Recorded over a couple years and in various locations, the EP sounds like outtakes from "Emma," but not in a bad way.
  2. Initially off-putting due to the pitch-corrector’s close association with the grossest of gross pop, Woods slowly enchants with mesmerizing vocal layers that pay no mind to verse/chorus/verse conventions.
  3. Whereas "For Emma" felt like a ray of sunlight seamlessly inching across the forest floor, Blood Bank feels like fluorescent-bulbed filler.
  4. It might be helpful to think of Blood Bank not as an EP but as a single with a solid new A-side and three largely irrelevant B-sides.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 9, 2012
    10
    One of the greatest and moving EP's released during the last decade.
  2. May 30, 2015
    9
    A much warmer offering than For Emma, Forever Ago, it's four songs are soulful and evoke incredible emotions. A fitting follow up to BonA much warmer offering than For Emma, Forever Ago, it's four songs are soulful and evoke incredible emotions. A fitting follow up to Bon Iver's debut album. Full Review »
  3. Jun 15, 2014
    8
    Still good. I loved the uniqueness of "Woods". I loved that track. Probably a bit too short for my liking, but it still has the intimacy andStill good. I loved the uniqueness of "Woods". I loved that track. Probably a bit too short for my liking, but it still has the intimacy and charm from For Emma, Forever Ago. Love it. Full Review »