• Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Nov 1, 2011
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Uncut
    Nov 23, 2011
    60
    The best moments [from The King Is Dead] are woefully unlucky not to have made the cut.
  2. Nov 17, 2011
    60
    This is the sort of release that can be really appealing to a band's biggest fans, the completists who want absolutely everything a group puts out.
  3. Oct 27, 2011
    60
    Long Live The King, by comparison, sounds distinctly like a cutting-room-floor exercise--a collection of outtakes left behind not in the name of aesthetic cohesion, but simply because the group had better songs more deserving of release.
  4. Sure, there is not a bad tune in the bunch, but the problem is that there isn't a particularly good one here, either.
  5. Nov 23, 2011
    50
    Long Live the King, the collection of leftovers from that album [The King is Dead], continues that same stripped-down trajectory with mixed results.
  6. Oct 31, 2011
    50
    The rest of the EP, outside of the brooding "Burying Davy," leans closer to that countrified feel, and while it may come off a little contrived at times, these outtakes will no doubt help to satiate fans until the group reconvenes for album number seven.
  7. 40
    The band sounds like they're having a great time, but the end result is markedly boring.
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Nov 7, 2011
    7
    Good, not great. There's a reason these are the B-sides, and there's a reason they weren't on "The King Is Dead." But all that said, the EP isGood, not great. There's a reason these are the B-sides, and there's a reason they weren't on "The King Is Dead." But all that said, the EP is fun and spirited, and the music is plenty enjoyable. "Foregone" is a great song. Full Review »