Freeman

  • Record Label:
  • Release Date:
Freeman Image
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Awaiting 1 more rating

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: This is the first solo release of new songs from Aaron Freeman since leaving Ween.
Buy On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 23, 2014
    90
    If anything, Freeman is a tighter record than McCartney--it's not homemade, it's all complete songs--but there's no denying it shares the same spirit; that it is the sound of breaking dawn of a new day.
  2. Mojo
    Nov 7, 2014
    80
    Freeman has emerged from Ween with his mojo intact, and less inclined to platy the joker this time around. [Nov 2014, p.99]
  3. 75
    The songs that fill the LP are gorgeous, subtly offbeat numbers, blending a signature humor with a surreal approach to pop.
  4. Jul 23, 2014
    70
    He sounds comfortable with his new band, a pristinely recorded quartet that frames his lyrics with music just interesting enough to not overwhelm them.
  5. Jul 29, 2014
    70
    It’s a recovery record that serves as an profound artistic statement of individuality, redemption and freedom.
  6. Jul 24, 2014
    70
    The resulting 12 tracks find Freeman both revelling in and lost within this musical yin and yang.
  7. Jul 23, 2014
    65
    For Ween newcomers, FREEMAN is bound to sound odd, even off-putting. I get it. But this is the promise and labor of appreciating a lifelong cult artist like Freeman: taking the time to engage him on his own terms.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 24, 2014
    10
    I've been a huge Ween fan since 1994, and this album is everything I was hoping for from Aaron. It is a more grown up record, for sure, butI've been a huge Ween fan since 1994, and this album is everything I was hoping for from Aaron. It is a more grown up record, for sure, but to my ears that is a good thing. Sure it is not Ween, and bitter fans will be doing themselves a very big disservice by discounting this album. It retains the amazing voice, melodies, and downright excellent songwriting that made me love Ween in the first place. Expand