D - White Denim
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
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  1. 100
    Is there nothing they can't do?
  2. Jun 21, 2011
    80
    Those who've found White Denim's previous albums a little too cluttered and clattery for comfort should find that D is a good deal more accessible, yet it also ends up being their most thrillingly off-kilter record to date. [July 2011, p. 112]
  3. Jul 21, 2011
    80
    D is one for the record books, if not because it's an overflowing melting pot of talent and ideas, then because of how many times you'll find yourself hitting the play button again.
  4. Aug 2, 2011
    78
    White Denim remain unusually talented musicians for whom eclecticism is the rule, and expectation the harbinger of some totally bad vibes.
  5. 70
    White Denim (now a four-piece) have never been less than terrific, but as they move further from the garage and embrace their real love – early '70s Americana – they defy all probability.
  6. Jun 29, 2011
    68
    White Denim's inherent restlessness means that all the band's releases feel transitional to a degree, but D's measured restraint points toward the best possible direction for them.
  7. Jun 2, 2011
    60
    While D is undoubtedly a grower, it's unfortunate that White Denim's experimental tendencies don't always lend themselves equally well to good songs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 23, 2011
    7
    First thing I thought when I listened to this album was these guys have chops. Unlike other "indie" bands out there, white denim use their technical abilities to shape something entirely their own. The album is often chaotic but the layers ad up to something beautiful. Sounds like Iron & Wine gone prog rock. Expand
  2. Sep 6, 2011
    7
    Ten really good, really well-performed psych-country-jazz-prog-garage rock songs with little to no cohesion among them, almost as if the band just presented their record company with a slew of songs & said, "Here, pick your favorites." Expand
  3. Jun 27, 2012
    7
    A very consistent album - almost every one of the 10 tracks are as good as each other so as an album it really slips together nicely. I enjoy listening to it but there are no real standout tracks on it for me which, despite it being good only gets a 7 from me. Another slight quibble is that alot of the songs sound identical - I know the band have a certain style and they carry it off well but at times some of the tracks are indistinguishable. Expand
  4. j30
    Mar 22, 2012
    6
    Listening to D by White Denim is both captivating and infuriating. There are songs that sound great and gives you hope what to expect in the future, but then there are songs that try too hard reach a wide audience. Ultimately the White Denim fanatic you want to be is tamed by some D's repressed tunes. Expand