Blue Record - Baroness
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  • Summary: The second full-length album for the Georgia-based rock band is its first with new guitarist Peter Adams.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. This is a ferocious album that's not afraid to be genuinely beautiful. One of the best hard rock releases of 2009.
  2. Blue Record truly depicts a band at the peak of their powers. [Nov 2009, p.106]
  3. Complex enough to reward repetitive listening and compact enough to encourage it, Blue Record is one of the year's most generous hours.
  4. Baroness simply lets the songs do their thing, never beating us over the head, never pandering, and in so doing, they’ve created a surprisingly adventurous album, further establishing their position as one of the finest, not to mention likeable bands in America these days.
  5. 80
    Baroness's second full-length somehow tops their powerhouse debut for riffs, songwriting and cohesiveness. [Feb 2010, p. 101]
  6. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s an overarching concept. It doesn’t matter one way or another. It’s a gallop from start to finish. Blue Record is going to be hard to top.
  7. Here, as on Red Album, they keep finding new ways to make old Black Sabbath tricks seem fresh.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. GabrielC
    Oct 19, 2009
    10
    Masterpiece!
  2. Sep 13, 2012
    10
    My favourite Baroness album. Defiantly give it a listen if you enjoy metal of any sorts. Every single song is amazing, I wish more artistsMy favourite Baroness album. Defiantly give it a listen if you enjoy metal of any sorts. Every single song is amazing, I wish more artists could pump out content like this. Expand
  3. JhonatanY
    Oct 19, 2009
    10
    Best album of the year, hands down.
  4. JessD
    Dec 1, 2009
    10
    Beautiful, epic release from start to finish and start again.
  5. Jun 29, 2011
    10
    This album is unbelievable. I am not a big metal fan at all, I typically dislike the hardcore vocals of most bands; however, Baroness hasThis album is unbelievable. I am not a big metal fan at all, I typically dislike the hardcore vocals of most bands; however, Baroness has managed to make their vocals fit in perfectly with their music along with the beautifully composed music. Listening through the album in its proper order and progression also adds to the epic nature of the album. It is one of my favorite albums ever. Expand
  6. SteveM
    Nov 19, 2009
    9
    Great album. I'm wondering why Metacritic won't pick up one more review of it so it will qualify for the Best Of 2009 list? Great album. I'm wondering why Metacritic won't pick up one more review of it so it will qualify for the Best Of 2009 list? They've been sitting at 6 reviews for awhile, and there are other reviews out there that could be referenced. Expand
  7. MikeC
    Dec 4, 2009
    6
    Poor song-writing damages what could have a been a fine album.

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