Grand Archives

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2008
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Under The Radar
    60
    The effort is palpable, but the songs never quite get off the ground. [Winter 20008, p.82]
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    Grand Archives have been together for less than 18 months, but their polished debut suggests a far longer gestation period. [Apr 2008, p.107]
  3. Mojo
    60
    Grand Archives are a modest outfit, never as anthemic as Bridwell's widescreen My Morning Jacket-lite, but with a celestial line in harmonies. [May 2008, p.114]
  4. They’ve got all the elements; they just need to find the right balance for them.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. [Anonymous]
    Aug 13, 2008
    10
    Amazing.
  2. PedroD.
    Jul 24, 2008
    8
    A sort of natural influences from singer Mat Brooke,formerly of Band of Horses. But smart the way they work out with their cultural A sort of natural influences from singer Mat Brooke,formerly of Band of Horses. But smart the way they work out with their cultural "archives". Such a nice future they have!!! Mature, Happy and Peaceful. Full Review »
  3. DejanSt.
    Apr 8, 2008
    8
    An Amazing debut. Something between Teenage Fanclub and Wilco. A band with bright future.