Infinite Arms - Band of Horses
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 58 Ratings

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  • Summary: The third album for the rock band led by Ben Bridwell is its first on Columbia and for new members Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds who joined after the release of 2007's Cease to Begin.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Even when he's singing about zoning out on the couch, it feels Grand Canyon expansive.
  2. 80
    Infinite Arms is a neoclassic landmark that you'll need to get on vinyl. This is a record that begs to be flipped over and played again. [Jun 2010, p.93]
  3. No great leaps forward from ‘Everything All The Time’ and ‘Cease To Begin’, just lovely, warm-hearted, full-throated harmonies and gentle melancholy.
  4. They’ll never be one of the greats, but Band of Horses have proved that they’ve near mastered the art of making quality, old-fashioned rock ‘n roll.
  5. Infinite Arms isn’t nearly as charming nor nearly as emotive as the band’s other work. It’s an image of a band that’s exhausted their aesthetics to a point of sterility, and it’s going to take a lot of soul-searching and reinvention to figure out where to go next.
  6. Infinite Arms is a surprisingly understated affair.
  7. Infinite Arms fumbles its Birks like a weary hippie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  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. Expand
  2. 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. Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2010
    7
    Actually found it more entertaining than the last album.
  4. Nov 22, 2010
    6
    Bring mainstream rock, pyschedelic pop, and folk together, "Infinite Arms" would be the end result with no sparkle or anything else that would keep the album alive. It's kind of like, "I've heard this way too many times before". Expand
  5. Aug 20, 2010
    5
    Definitely disappointing. We might have hoped this was their epic but instead it's just bland. Not one slow building masterpiece like we've come to expect from BoH. Put it this way - the single, Laredo, really is the standout song. Expand
  6. Dec 3, 2010
    4
    really bad compared to the first two. this is overproduced and the tracks are shallow and the lyricshas no depth. Also the band has changed. Back to basics please. Expand

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