Everything All The Time - Band of Horses
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Universal acclaim- based on 75 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the full-length debut for the Seattle band (featuring members of the now defunct Carissa's Wierd) that has drawn comparisons to, among others, Neil Young.
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. It's as stunning a debut as I've heard in a long time.
  2. It takes a few listens to sink in, but Everything is transcendent, shimmering, layered, and smartass emo-pop fully ready for stadium saturation.
  3. My Morning Jacket are much more upfront, and pretty easy to share. Band of Horses keep a lot shrouded in effects and indistinct lyrics.
  4. A rather lovely music: all widescreen swell and swoop and sweet, pained harmonies, with a Flaming Lips-style skewed pop undertow. [22 Apr 2006, p.41]
  5. With individual tracks that ebb and flow between emotional extremes, Everything is an album that has a definite sense of momentum for much of its running time, which it unfortunately loses in its home stretch.
  6. Everything All The Time is almost pitifully lacking in soul, and it suffers from a few real snoozers, to boot. [May 2006, p.162]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 40
  2. Negative: 3 out of 40
  1. dave
    Apr 17, 2006
    10
    One of the most honest, gimmick-free records I've heard in the past year.
  2. RomanK
    Nov 27, 2006
    10
    A great album and worth every penny. Saying this record is bland and lacking in atmosphere is a travesty in my opinion, Band of Horses create A great album and worth every penny. Saying this record is bland and lacking in atmosphere is a travesty in my opinion, Band of Horses create a poignant, profound and epic sound perfect for those moments when its raining outside and your as miserable as the weather. If your looking for The Strokes then don't come any closer, but if you like music which allows you to relax and ponder its intricasies then this is for you. :) Expand
  3. matt
    Mar 31, 2006
    9
    brilliant debut. not a bad song on the album.
  4. Jakeg
    Jan 31, 2007
    9
    amazing. I don't ususally like music so slow, but BOH pulls it off amazingly. Ben's vocals are great, and love the lyrics. Best CD amazing. I don't ususally like music so slow, but BOH pulls it off amazingly. Ben's vocals are great, and love the lyrics. Best CD is bought in a while. Expand
  5. zippyf
    Mar 26, 2006
    8
    Very good for a first CD. There is a bright future ahead of these guys.
  6. KevinK
    Aug 27, 2006
    8
    Nothing crazy but Good songwriting "St. Augustine" is my favorite.
  7. HumphreyW
    Mar 26, 2006
    0
    dude sounds just like wayne coyne - it's too distracting and makes me want to listen to the flaming lips - sorry

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