Get Lonely

  • Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: Aug 22, 2006
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 2 out of 22

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  1. KingHarvest
    Aug 24, 2006
    3
    This album is absolutely atrocious. The lyrics sound incredibly forced and phony (or maybe just amateurish)... even to someone who should supposedly relate to them. The vocals are whiny and obnoxious. Every track sounds virtually the same -- slow, melancholy, with similar melody, progressions, etc throughout. Nothing uptempo to cut through the monotony of it all. The first track is This album is absolutely atrocious. The lyrics sound incredibly forced and phony (or maybe just amateurish)... even to someone who should supposedly relate to them. The vocals are whiny and obnoxious. Every track sounds virtually the same -- slow, melancholy, with similar melody, progressions, etc throughout. Nothing uptempo to cut through the monotony of it all. The first track is probably the strongest (which is not saying much), and it's downhill from there. Boring. Expand
  2. TBOne
    Oct 2, 2006
    2
    Funny thing, I started listening to this album and imagined a middle aged hippy lighting incense in their house, jamming to this. Then song 3 comes on, "It was raining outside, so I cleaned house today. Spent half of the morning throwing old things away". I pretty much mailed it in after that. If it's that predictable and cliche, I'll just go pick up some Bob Denver vinyl instead.
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Get Lonely is the product of a tunesmith on autopilot.
  2. Though the tunes themselves seem unassuming, based on conventional chord progressions and strumming patterns, that simplicity draws attention to Darnielle's fine songwriting.
  3. Uncut
    80
    There's a kind of redemptive comfort even in the album's bleakest moments. [Sep 2006, p.91]