Delta Spirit

  • Record Label: Rounder
  • Release Date: Mar 13, 2012
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
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  1. Wide-ranging, engrossing and incredibly powerful it represents a new height for a band who has hinted at towering heights before.
  2. Mar 23, 2012
    80
    If these are supposed to be feel-good songs, they sure do work just fine.
  3. 80
    Delta Spirit's breadth still demonstrates a natural quantum leap from their earlier work, and the band itself is stronger for it.
  4. Mar 14, 2012
    80
    Here, the band tosses in elements of new wave and post-punk, making their music an even more encompassing, dizzying, and gratifying blend of influences.
  5. Uncut
    Mar 12, 2012
    80
    The band's smarts and muscle come together with a resounding whomp on the new LP. [Apr 2012, p.75]
  6. Delta Spirit delivers a handful of superb cuts that have the band taking a modest step forward.
  7. Mar 15, 2012
    70
    The band gathered its instruments for a retreat/recording session at the converted 1896 church Dreamland in Woodstock and produced a more concrete, rock-leaning sound.
  8. Mar 13, 2012
    70
    A lovely, thoughtful album.
  9. Mar 13, 2012
    70
    The band seem as if they're still evolving and putting new ideas into play without a definitive idea of where they're heading. No worries though; Delta Spirit's spirited impulses are clearly capable of determining any new direction.
  10. Mar 13, 2012
    70
    There are some great songs to be found on the record, even for a stubborn folk-rock enthusiast.
  11. Mar 15, 2012
    67
    Always a band that was larger on stage than on disc, its eponymous third finally finds Delta Spirit's natural abilities coming through in the studio.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 7, 2014
    8
    One of the best albums I have ever heard. The songs never get old when I listen to it. The indie rock genre they have in this album is veryOne of the best albums I have ever heard. The songs never get old when I listen to it. The indie rock genre they have in this album is very alternate as it gets intense with the song so it gets you moving with the rhythm. Full Review »
  2. Mar 30, 2012
    7
    Delta Spirit of San Diego is back with another album kept in indie rock overtones, which, combined with mature texts and americana themesDelta Spirit of San Diego is back with another album kept in indie rock overtones, which, combined with mature texts and americana themes gives an interesting proposal. In the sea of alternative rock - which is now the whole world flooded - can say that the team can get tangled in each of the seemingly not distinctive song note of freshness. It is worth mentioning the guitar motif reminiscent The Maccabees "Feel To Follow" - " Tear It Up ", a little punk-experimental "Tellin' The Mind" or energetic, rock "Saves Money". Full Review »