Glow & Behold

Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. Alternative Press
    Sep 27, 2013
    70
    Yuck probably aren't mourning Blumberg's loss, but Glow & Behold--though more scattershot and less striking than Yuck--would be an ambitious and creative coping mechanism. [Nov 2013, p.94]
  2. Sep 27, 2013
    70
    Enough of the sticky, fuzzy guitar rush remains (“Middle Sea”), though often only sneaking in and out of songs. Overall, the band continues towards an unfussy clarity to the instrumentation.
  3. Sep 27, 2013
    80
    While continuing to work in the box they've created for themselves, Yuck come across as far more amorphous than many first thought while still making an album that delivers on the promise of their shambolic debut.
  4. Sep 27, 2013
    64
    While this carefully choreographed dance of feedback and vox is what made the post-punk wave so influential in the first place, Glow & Behold just misses the mark.
  5. Oct 1, 2013
    61
    While Yuck made listeners nostalgic for the first Clinton term, Glow & Behold will just make you wish it was 2011 again.
  6. Sep 30, 2013
    70
    They may be playing things that have already been heard before, but it’s a real pleasure to hear their take on the past.
  7. 75
    They’ve evolved in shocking ways, but still remain loyal to their m.o., and thickly smother everything in a shoegaze glaze; culminating in a record that’s smoother, smilier and more adventurous than their eponymous debut.
  8. Oct 17, 2013
    65
    Glow and Behold is a solid, mature effort from Bloom and co., but as with so many difficult-second records, it's lacking in a lot of the irresistible energy and charm of its predecessor.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 1, 2013
    4
    Whilst it's not the worst thing I've ever heard, it may be one of the most boring. What makes it worse is knowing what they're capable of.Whilst it's not the worst thing I've ever heard, it may be one of the most boring. What makes it worse is knowing what they're capable of. There are a few pretty moments here and then the rest is forgettable. Full Review »
  2. Oct 5, 2013
    8
    It's a grower. I also saw them live at their album launch and seeing them perform it live really injected a lot more charisma into the albumIt's a grower. I also saw them live at their album launch and seeing them perform it live really injected a lot more charisma into the album recordings, weirdly. Is it as good as the first album? No, but everything that I liked about the first album is still here. Full Review »