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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
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  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. Their third album Infinite Arms glows with that familiar sound, a sound born with an American heart.
  4. It's that sense of humbling, childlike wonder that defines what they do with their weathered hands. And they do it as brilliantly here as they always have done, which is high praise enough.
  5. Infinite Arms further fluctuates between the vigorous (NW Apt.), the understatedly pretty (Evening Kitchen) and the yawn-inducing (title tune).
  6. This is a lot of doom and gloom for a band that remains listenable and enjoyable, and Infinite Arms deserves to be played a few times to hear the fine musicianship and occasional transcendental moment. [Spring 2010, p.62]
  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. 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 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"! Expand
  2. 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 beautifulI 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
  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 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. Collapse
  4. LanceZ.
    May 23, 2010
    6
    Very underwhelming. Change in overall tempo from the previous two albums could doom Band of Horses.
  5. MaggieH.
    May 31, 2010
    6
    With much anticipation for the 3rd album, I find myself a bit dissappointed. Lacks the emotion and fervor that songs off the first and even With much anticipation for the 3rd album, I find myself a bit dissappointed. Lacks the emotion and fervor that songs off the first and even second album had. I'm hoping it's one of those albums if u listen to long enough ull love, but so far it's not looking that way....shame really. Expand
  6. 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'veDefinitely 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
  7. TomB
    May 25, 2010
    3
    3 pts for Factory. The rest is uninspired bilge. Man have these guys fallen quickly.

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