Every Kingdom

  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Oct 11, 2011
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
Buy On
  1. Mojo
    Jan 25, 2012
    60
    The shimmering finger-picking and angelic backing vocals of Old Pine build a cosy fireside vibe, but elsewhere the upbeat hoedowns are less impressive. [Nov 2011, p. 92]
  2. Jan 25, 2012
    60
    Too easy on the ear to be convincing – more getting deep round the campfire than genuine soul-baring – but highlights "Black Flies" and "Promise" are nice enough studies in soft-focus angst.
  3. Q Magazine
    Jan 25, 2012
    40
    It takes a special talent to mine new gold out of acoustic songwriting, and Ben Howard just isn't it. [Nov 2011, p.135]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 17, 2014
    9
    Beautiful songs that are full of meaning, wonderful voice and unique guitar parts with extra percussion and background singers to give it aBeautiful songs that are full of meaning, wonderful voice and unique guitar parts with extra percussion and background singers to give it a full sound while it does not stray away from its acoustic roots. Some intense songs, alluring love songs, and mellow songs that are uplifting yet sad at the same time. Listening to this album, even to the more upbeat and intense tracks, it provides a certain warmth. Favorites are "The Wolves" "Everything" "Keep Your Head Up" even the several bonus tracks we get are unique with the even-more folk oriented guitar parts. Full Review »