Here Before

  • Record Label: Bar/None
  • Release Date: Apr 12, 2011
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. Under The Radar
    Jun 8, 2011
    50
    Their forward (albeit delayed) momentum works on the first six tracks here. The individual elements pop and sparkle. Unfortunately, the post-punk attitude of the band's first two albums is quickly waylaid for nostalgic, sad sack lyricism, and Mercer's hang-ups about being old. [May 2011, p.84]
  2. Q Magazine
    May 31, 2011
    60
    This fifth album shouldn't disappoint them [their fans]. [Jun 2011, p.114]
  3. Mojo
    May 18, 2011
    60
    It isn't as urgent as Crazy rhythms, but follows from 1986's The Good Earth with a sparkling, rolling and guitar strum-driven understatement between third and fourth LP Velvets, a minimalist Neil Young and their cheerleaders R.E.M. [Jun 2011, p.105]
  4. Uncut
    May 13, 2011
    40
    It's largely composed of pretty humdrum strum and twang, defining The Feelies less as the missing link between The Modern Lovers and Vampire Weekend, more as the founders of '80s college rock ordinaire. [Jun 2011, p.82]

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