Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Toying with sound and rhythm, noise and melody, Square is less minimalist than Hope, more fractured than Second.
  2. 74
    The Massachusetts trio's newfound love of meandering atmospherics plays like a Broken Social Scene doppelganger dozing off in its own sonic wanderings.
  3. Those whose favorite form of Wheat is the aforementioned major-label effort, or even the elegant chamber pop of Hope and Adams, might consider this willful album an exercise in self-indulgent noise, but in the context of the duo's career as a whole, it sounds much more like a deliberate stylistic retrenchment.
  4. Spin
    70
    [Wheat's] most rousing collection. [Jun 2007, p.97]
  5. Uncut
    70
    The results will gladden devotees of fractured, footsore indie-rock. [Jul 2007, p.127]
  6. This album is a detour from the straightforwardness of Per Second, which means that comparatively it also often feels disjointed and uncomfortable.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. MW.
    Jul 11, 2007
    9
    It's subtly ambitious, so you can enjoy it if you don't want to pay close attention, or you can pay close attention and find its It's subtly ambitious, so you can enjoy it if you don't want to pay close attention, or you can pay close attention and find its depths. 9 reflects a closer attention. Full Review »
  2. KarenJ
    Jun 28, 2007
    7
    "Everyday..." is a good collection of songs from an outfit capable of delivering great ones. A definate step forward from "Second", but too "Everyday..." is a good collection of songs from an outfit capable of delivering great ones. A definate step forward from "Second", but too unfocused and ocassionally overburdened with unnecessary atmosperics/ambiance. Still, a worthwhile album for Wheat fans and a quirky little curiousity for everyone else. Full Review »
  3. WheatFan
    May 28, 2007
    10
    If you know Wheat, you know that they never make the same record twice. This is an amazing album and becomes more rewarding with each listen. If you know Wheat, you know that they never make the same record twice. This is an amazing album and becomes more rewarding with each listen. If you want to hear a band make the same record every year then there are plenty to choose from, but thankfully, Wheat is not one of them. Full Review »