Internal Logic - Grass Widow
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. May 31, 2012
    80
    Internal Logic pits fractious churn and friction against head-spinning harmonies, and here's the surprise, everybody wins.
  2. May 29, 2012
    80
    While the dotty cant of Mahon's guitar playing skews in Sleater-Kinney's direction, Internal Logic is largely an exhibition of the dramatic power of restraint.
  3. May 24, 2012
    77
    The songs on Internal Logic are like triple-exposed photographs, their nebulous, hazy qualities occasionally belying the acute skill with which they've been composed.
  4. May 24, 2012
    75
    Past Time was mostly content to present Grass Widow's aesthetic--cooing, ethereal gang vocals, sinewy guitars, a general state of breeziness--as opposed to Internal Logic, where those things are part of far more memorable songs.
  5. Jul 19, 2012
    70
    Internal Logic is admirable for the fullness of its vision, but ultimately can become overwhelming to listen to as a whole.
  6. Jun 4, 2012
    70
    If you're not paying attention, it becomes tough to tell if you've been listening to one really long song or three separate ones.
  7. May 31, 2012
    70
    Internal Logic is a well-constructed album, more punk than post-, stronger in its ideas, and a welcome departure from so-called "love" songs prevalent in modern bands inspired by the early 60s. It's a strong statement from the band and a treat for those who revel in such influences.
  8. May 29, 2012
    70
    With spot-on production and their most engaging material yet, Grass Widow come into their own on Internal Logic, and have given themselves enough room to grow into something more vivid and lasting than ever before.
  9. May 29, 2012
    70
    Mostly, though, the record shows off Grass Widow's continued ability to hone their own style.
  10. Jun 21, 2012
    60
    Their high and pretty voices tie the songs together in a way their previous releases lack, though they would do well to let up on the layered effect from time to time.
  11. May 30, 2012
    55
    The other moments here retread instead of reform, so while the trio's stubborn vision for their music is abmirable, its limitations become glaringly clear as you get to the record's end.
  12. May 24, 2012
    50
    The 11 upbeat, noisy tracks just fly by at under 30 minutes, but there are some notable highlights.
  13. 50
    The nagging flaw of Internal Logic is that it's a mirror image of the band's previous outings.

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