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  • Band members: Mariko Doi, Jonny Rogoff, Andrew Kozar, Max Bloom
  • Summary: The British indie rock band returns as a trio for its second studio release after lead singer Daniel Blumberg left the band to pursue his own music.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 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.
  2. 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]
  3. 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.
  4. Oct 3, 2013
    60
    Glow And Behold has its ups and downs and isn’t quite the coherent, self assured package that its predecessor was; instead it’s the sound of a band reconfiguring, trying to work out which way to go and what to do next.
  5. Somewhere beneath the unconvincing sheen of these songs there’s a great band trying to break out. Maybe next time.
  6. Oct 3, 2013
    60
    Although it’s not as immediately catchy as their debut (but, hey, we’re almost saturated when it comes to revivalist bands), Glow & Behold proves they’ve got chops for a lengthy career.
  7. Oct 2, 2013
    40
    Yuck aren't actually terrible, but their second album--and first since the departure of frontman Daniel Blumberg--is just eminently forgettable.

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  1. 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 album recordings, weirdly. Is it as good as the first album? No, but everything that I liked about the first album is still here. Expand
  2. 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. There are a few pretty moments here and then the rest is forgettable. Collapse