By-the-Numbers

Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. By-the-Numbers probably wouldn't have ever been played much on the radio in the past couple of decades, and its mood is more relaxing than fun, but it's a lovely set of covers that sound like they could've been originals
  2. Apart from a couple fumbles, By-the-Numbers turns out to be a successfully executed concept and a very pleasant listen.
  3. 70
    Gimmicky yet compelling, the delicate second album by Miami's Postmarks presents 11 numerically titled covers in ascending order, plus Sesame Street's cute 'Pinball Number Count.'
  4. Under The Radar
    70
    Many of the tracks are stamped with a heavy-eyed autumnal charm. [Year End 2008]
  5. Not much of a surprise, the atmosphere is mostly the same on By-the-Numbers. Surprisingly, this leads to some revelation.
  6. The group's devotion to the homemade-symphonic bears fruit a few times, most notably with the Bond theme 'You Only Live Twice' and a nicely kitschy instrumental version of The Ventures' 'Slaughter On Tenth Avenue.'
User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. DavidH.
    Jan 27, 2009
    9
    Minty fresh and hard edged.
  2. Justin
    Jan 27, 2009
    8
    '11:59' is so urgent...amazing.