Every Step's a Yes

  • Record Label: ATO
  • Release Date: Nov 8, 2011
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Nov 16, 2011
    90
    Every Step's a Yes is more than just a worthy chapter in the Bees' astonishing collected works. It's also a single achievement I'd put up against just about anything else released by anyone this year.
  2. Nov 16, 2011
    80
    Every Step's a Yes is a worthy partner to [Best Coast, Beach House and Wild Nothing's] records.
  3. Nov 16, 2011
    80
    If you want a record that sounds a little out of step with everything else around it, which brightens its corners with all sorts of musical curios, then it's a yes for Every Step's A Yes.
  4. Nov 16, 2011
    80
    This, a musical Indian summer, pushes them forward again.
  5. Nov 21, 2011
    76
    As pleasant and consistent as Every Step's a Yes is, one can't help but feel that A Band of Bees could still push their music further into the mystic.
  6. 70
    The strong points here and there redeem the album and are filled with so much charm that the album itself takes on a majestic quality larger than any single track.
  7. Nov 16, 2011
    69
    It's ultimately more memorable for the way it combines its sounds than for its songwriting, which is a criticism that applies to a fair amount of the record.
  8. Nov 16, 2011
    63
    Songs that make up the rest of the album showcase interesting hooks and tasteful instrumentation, but it's definitely the case of the whole being less than the sum of its parts.
  9. Nov 29, 2011
    61
    This album, despite its merits, doesn't do much but position the band as a bunch of revivalists in serious need of reviving.
  10. 60
    The songs themselves are low-key and unexceptional.
  11. Nov 29, 2011
    50
    Overall, Every Step's a Yes, which was released in 2010 overseas and is just now getting a stateside release along with six bonus tracks, is mellow psych-folk that largely eschews the more bombastic and eclectic statements of the band's past recordings.
  12. Nov 22, 2011
    50
    Every Step's A Yes is a stylistic mish-mash with a few notable gems worthy of downloading.

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