Meadow

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. DPLSounds
    Oct 4, 2006
    8
    Still utterly unque, Buckner has successfully made the transistion from alt-country pioneer to indie-rock experimenter. Thought Doug GIllard's familiar guitar often overshadows the somber poetry of Bukner's lyrics and delivery, the two seem to work very well together. The Bruse-Hornsbyesque piano lines on a few songs make sections of the album feel a little poppy, but Still utterly unque, Buckner has successfully made the transistion from alt-country pioneer to indie-rock experimenter. Thought Doug GIllard's familiar guitar often overshadows the somber poetry of Bukner's lyrics and delivery, the two seem to work very well together. The Bruse-Hornsbyesque piano lines on a few songs make sections of the album feel a little poppy, but Buckner's density and husk is still present all over this thing. Expand
  2. marnold
    Dec 12, 2006
    9
    best since Bloomed.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. [It] has more powerful and propulsive arrangements than is often the case with the artist.
  2. Paste Magazine
    50
    Meadow may amount to less than the sum of its parts, but those parts are often pretty great. [Sep 2006, p.78]
  3. He’s still poetic and hard to pin down, but if there’s one criticism, it’s that his fondness for the midtempo-to-slightly-uptempo range risks making things run together.