Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16

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  1. Jul 29, 2013
    This band keeps getting better and better. Every song in this album is so powerful and amazing that you can't stop listening to it! A true masterpiece.
  2. Jul 23, 2013
    This band keeps doing what it does, and it does it better than anyone else is doing. Good music is good music, and while some critics can't seem to separate the music from the story behind it (Ima Robot and the question of "how can these guys be for real?"), there really is no denying that this is simply "good music." Forget about hippies, folk revival, Lennon, and hipsters. Forget about Ebert and his past, and forget that this is 2013 and not 1970. Don't read Pitchfork and don't read Spin. If you are in the mood to accept this music for what it is (creatively melodic, adventurous, convincing and well executed), then the music will speak for itself. Even the tracks that at first glance seem to be "filler" grow into favorites after a few listens. A great album from a great band that is doing something unique. Nuff said. Collapse
  3. Jan 12, 2014
    Another amazing album from these guys. They just keep getting better. It's kind of different to their earlier stuff, it's more like 1970's The Beatles music than the kind of Jefferson Airplane/Matthews Southern Comfort Band I get from their first two albums. But still a very good album

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Jan 27, 2014
    Nominally folk gospel, they embrace an array of styles from rock to dance, via unashamedly esoteric. [Oct 2013, p.100]
  2. Oct 4, 2013
    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes may not be the most stellar example of what the title band can do, but is worth a listen to fans of the band and fans of new versions of old styles of music making.
  3. Brilliant, frustrating, thrilling and irritating. In other words, exactly what we’ve come to expect from an Edward Sharpe album.