• Record Label: Vagrant
  • Release Date: May 29, 2012
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 91
    Before you dismiss them as Hollywood hippies, know that they're serious about the lovely troubadour melodies on Here.
  2. May 24, 2012
    88
    It's hard to find many flaws in this new disc from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
  3. Jun 7, 2012
    80
    The production is just off-kilter enough to set them apart from the folk-rock pack, and they wisely resist the temptation to use their sprawling lineup as an excuse to imitate Arcade Fire.
  4. May 29, 2012
    80
    [Here shows] a true progression without losing any of the magic that made their first album such a breath of fresh air. Simply superb.
  5. May 29, 2012
    80
    Too many bearded men in isolation have sapped such joy from the genre, but Here brings it back in full.
  6. Jun 7, 2012
    70
    Few albums dare to even come close to this stunning degree of grandeur, but with Here the Magnetic Zeros not only raise the bar, but easily scale it as well.
  7. Jun 5, 2012
    70
    It's the kind of magical revisionism you can attempt 45 years down the line. And they damn near pull it off.
  8. Blessed with an old-fashioned FM radio charm, Here is a worthy follow-up.
  9. 70
    It's hard to say whether Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros has hit their stride with Here, their second album--but it's safe to say that it brings forth just as much energy as the band's 2009 debut, Up From Below.
  10. May 24, 2012
    70
    An album that is beautifully performed, but which could do with a little more of the sunny disposition that defined the band's first album.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 11, 2012
    9
    Love this album and have played it over and over. Beautifully crafted songs, great melodies and there aren't any tracks that sound likeLove this album and have played it over and over. Beautifully crafted songs, great melodies and there aren't any tracks that sound like "fillers". One of the best albums I have listened to in recent times, I have bought tickets to their concert in Sydney this October. As a bonus, I get to see Mumford and Sons as well! Full Review »
  2. Aug 26, 2013
    4
    [4.0] You can't be your own band with your own sound if you are stuck in a genre that has retired long ago. This album doesn't do anything[4.0] You can't be your own band with your own sound if you are stuck in a genre that has retired long ago. This album doesn't do anything interesting, doesn't do anything new, and certainly isn't an improvement. Full Review »
  3. Jun 25, 2012
    9
    Hippy songs to celebrate love & life. Sounds like Lambchop at times, with arrangements that resemble The Walker Brothers. Great album. I don'tHippy songs to celebrate love & life. Sounds like Lambchop at times, with arrangements that resemble The Walker Brothers. Great album. I don't know why it was dismissed by most critics, maybe the excess of love & religious imagery. But what's the damage! Full Review »