• Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: May 18, 2010
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 62
  2. Negative: 6 out of 62

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  1. Oct 2, 2010
    9
    I am a sucker for sweet melodies and pitch-perfect harmonies. With hints of Beach Boys, Firefall and Alan Parsons coupled with beautiful acoustic finger picking, Infinite Arms is a breath of fresh air in an otherwise dead industry.
  2. streetFreddly
    May 20, 2010
    9
    Love this album! As good as the previous two, if not better
  3. DanL
    May 30, 2010
    8
    Definitely a slow down but still a solid album that deserves numerous listens. Yes, their first two albums were better but this is still better than most albums out there.
  4. KyleC
    May 31, 2010
    10
    Infinite Arms surprised me after their sophomore album was something of a disappointment. Some great hooks and good lyrics... I don't know how you can't love "Dilly"!
  5. JoeH
    Jun 2, 2010
    7
    It's a pretty good album - not a ground breaking as the first or as big as the second. If you like some warm-hearted songs that you can sing along with, if you like a band not trying to be too cute, too avant garde, too smart, but comfortable in who and where they are, then give this a try. I like "older", sure it's twangy - that's not something they are trying to hide.
  6. jackc
    May 19, 2010
    8
    Slow, dreamy, and beautiful.
  7. Nick
    May 22, 2010
    7
    Well maybe they
  8. Sep 30, 2010
    7
    Actually found it more entertaining than the last album.
  9. Apr 21, 2011
    9
    The sounds of this album are beautiful; from the beautiful and contemplative ("Blue Beard" and "Evening Kitchen") to somewhat unexpected catchy rock numbers ("NW Apt." and "Laredo"). The album feels cohesive, touching on all of the separate components of this band's style to create a satisfying work. Worth a listen.
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. At its best, Arms is a pleasant album, one that sounds good on the surface or as background music. For most bands, that's perfectly acceptable. But for a group like Band Of Horses--whose ambitions have always intersected with being meaningful and transcendent, too--somehow just being acceptable makes Arms fall short.
  2. Fans of the band, and those with a rustling liking for a certain kind of beard-here-now Americana, will devour this like a bottle of the Bartles & Jaymes wine cooler referenced on the last track.
  3. Their third album Infinite Arms glows with that familiar sound, a sound born with an American heart.