Heaven Is Whenever

  • Record Label: Vagrant
  • Release Date: May 4, 2010
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28

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  1. j30
    Oct 28, 2011
    9
    Loved this album. It's their most produced record to date, but that doesn't necessarily make it bad. Craig Finn is one of my favorite lyricist. They way he phrases his songs about heartbreak, love, and partying are both hilarious and thought provoking.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Heaven is Whenever is good for the exact reasons Hold Steady records always tend to be good. Such dogged consistency suggests it's doubtful Finn and company will ever come out with a startling masterpiece that frees them from Springsteen's shadow, but it also implies they're extremely unlikely to make a bad record.
  2. It adds up to another transitional effort rather than a major statement.
  3. While The Hold Steady haven't made a bad album this time, they haven't made a really good one either. It's a good album with some problems.