Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 24, 2012
    83
    What June 2009 captures best is a craft-focused artist willing to try anything once.
  2. Apr 26, 2012
    70
    There may not be anything particularly revelatory about June 2009, but it's a nice batch of tunes and anyone who's new to Bundick's work will appreciate this glimpse into the early days.
  3. Apr 23, 2012
    70
    Though it's but a collection of outtakes and rarities, June 2009 plays like much more than just that, making for a fitting precursor to Causers' light, breezy textures and the grooving forest-lounge of this year's Underneath the Pine.
  4. Apr 26, 2012
    60
    Listening to the collection outside of that mental framework [an album aimed squarely at preexisting fans curious to see the band's progression] reveals an album that, while pleasant, never seems completely realized--save a few select tracks.
  5. Apr 25, 2012
    60
    Fascinating thumbnails of the blissful, abstract funk which was to come. [May 2012, p.115]
  6. Apr 24, 2012
    60
    There's no getting around the fact that June 2009 acquires most of its value, if not all of it, in context with Causers of This and Underneath the Pine.
  7. Apr 24, 2012
    60
    Good, but for completists.
  8. Apr 23, 2012
    60
    For Toro y Moi enthusiasts, this will be nothing new, but for the rest of us 'June 2009' is an altogether pleasant blast from the recent past.
  9. Apr 23, 2012
    60
    At its best, June 2009 feels like a fuzzy, readymade memory. Yet, problematically, there's the paradox that whilst proceedings are worthy, they're too anaemic for wider public consumption - over half of the songs are under three minutes, most well under.
  10. 50
    June 2009 plays out like a sketch of a very particular moment of time for Bundick, notably one that predates his maturity as an artist. This isn't something to win over new fans, but to give background and deep-cuts to hardcore appreciators and completists.
  11. Jun 20, 2012
    40
    All we're presented with here is a collection of half-baked, badly-produced versions of sounds we heard a couple of years ago.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 27, 2012
    7
    Check out my review of June 2009 at Gravy and Biscuits. Check out the other reviews and news there as well.Check out my review of June 2009 at Gravy and Biscuits. Check out the other reviews and news there as well.

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