Forever So - Husky
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 25, 2012
    50
    While the album has its share of pretty melodies and even some gently beautiful moments, it's mostly a string of unremarkable songs built on platitudes, searching for reason and resolution but ultimately coming up empty-handed.
  2. Jul 12, 2012
    70
    The foursome's dedication to songcraft and atmospherics resound through the record, qualities that should mark them as a group worthy of being the wheat among the chaff.
  3. Aug 7, 2012
    60
    Compelling... [Yet] Forever So's resolutely overcast vibe grows a touch dreary around the three-quarter mark; Husky's tempos tend toward the deliberate, and they're most comfortable hanging out in a minor key, but after nine or 10 fairly maudlin affairs in a row, you may find yourself longing for a little respite.
  4. May 31, 2012
    80
    Forever so takes in spectral balladry, rousing stompathons and incursions into jazz and olde English madrigals, to consistently bewitching effect. [Jun 2012, p.74]
  5. Jul 10, 2012
    67
    Although Forever So has some exceptional moments, they merely serve as a bitter reminder of Husky's potential to create something more than just a collection of pleasant sounds.
  6. May 31, 2012
    60
    It's this flitting between moments of brilliance and sections of dainty sounding but ultimately rather tedious meandering that defines the album.
  7. May 31, 2012
    60
    Husky's best songs are carefully paced and uncomplicated; when they attempt to aim for cod-psychedelia they produce some turgid tunes.
  8. 40
    Husky's Forever So represents the latest in a sea of bands that, despite being able to perform and harmonize, should just go the route of talented session players and backing bands; artists with plenty to play, but not much to say.
  9. Jul 10, 2012
    60
    Their experimental ambition and artistic integrity is extremely promising, and with a little more focus, direction, and experience, they could be something special very soon.

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