Infinite Arms - Band of Horses
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 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. 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"! 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 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 better than most albums out there. Expand
  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 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. Collapse
  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'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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