• Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 2013
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 122 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 5 out of 122

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  1. Sep 30, 2014
    3
    I pre-ordered "Days Are Gone" because I loved HAIM's 2013 iTunes concert set, which combined raw rock with catchy pop. When the album finally dropped, though, my excitement changed to disappointment at hearing only one song (My Song 5) with the energy I enjoyed in the band's live performance. In the studio, HAIM loses its power, buffing and layering until no rock edges remain. Yes, it'sI pre-ordered "Days Are Gone" because I loved HAIM's 2013 iTunes concert set, which combined raw rock with catchy pop. When the album finally dropped, though, my excitement changed to disappointment at hearing only one song (My Song 5) with the energy I enjoyed in the band's live performance. In the studio, HAIM loses its power, buffing and layering until no rock edges remain. Yes, it's still possible to hear some smoking guitar riffs, but they're buried so deep in the mix that most listeners will miss them. Or not miss them, judging by the rave reviews on this site.... Expand
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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Jan 27, 2014
    60
    Days Are Gone is a pretty impregnable collection of songs, their alloy of golden Fleetwood Mac melodies and liquid R&B polished to a reflective shine. [Oct 2013, p.103]
  2. 11 tracks of stick-to-the-roof-of-your-eardrums music that sounds all at once immediate and laid-back.
  3. Oct 8, 2013
    50
    The lyrics flirt with turmoil--there are lots of songs about holding on or jumping into the fire, and so forth--but don’t really say much of anything.