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9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 39 Ratings

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  1. Mar 25, 2012
    9
    At first, the album feels too slow, way too careless. The songs seem to have the same melody and just copy off one another. However, with further listening, they become some of the most beautiful songs written of the naughties. They make me want to lay out on a summer day and just look up at the sky, my ears hearing each word and instrument with great delight.
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84

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

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  1. Has a few more production touches than his past crackling work.
  2. This time around, Beam is less like some dungaree-wearing, O Brother, Where Art Thou? throwback, and more like the natural - and, frankly, wonderful - successor to the Elliott Smith and Nick Drake school of perfectly beautiful songwriting.
  3. Our Endless Numbered Days is cleaner, more diverse, and generally sparser than its predecessor, and, given the apparent limits of Beam's former setup, it's also an astoundingly progressive record: Beam has successfully transgressed his cultural pigeonhole without sacrificing any of his dusty allure.