Overseas - Overseas
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 17, 2013
    80
    Overseas hits all the soft spots of longtime fans, while cohering easily into a new and striking whole. [No. 100, p.57]
  2. 80
    Perhaps unintentionally, perhaps not, Bazan, Johnson, and the Kadanes leave us in a solemn haze by utilizing little more than two tastefully composed guitar lines. They lead us from the noise and the pain of the previous nine and a half songs, credits rolling, reminding us that the best-written music rarely requires tricks to incite its intended affect.
  3. 80
    It’s a coherent, engaging experience.
  4. Jun 19, 2013
    80
    Overseas truly feels like an effortless collaboration that isn’t about each member but the whole. Whether you’re already a fan to any of its members or not, you’ll find something new and refreshing in Overseas.
  5. Jun 19, 2013
    80
    All four members of this indie supergroup make Overseas unique, but at its highest heights, the Kadane brothers make the band great.
  6. Jun 19, 2013
    80
    A wonderful album, in which everyone comes together without losing what is special about each.
  7. Jun 27, 2013
    67
    The combination of the Kadanes' fraught underpinnings and Johnson's crooked harmony on "Here (Wish You Were)" and "Came With the Frame" make for some of the most unnerving work of his career. The shadow of the late Vic Chesnutt looms large as well.
  8. Jun 25, 2013
    60
    The pieces don't always fit comfortably together, but the picture remains remarkable. [Jul 2013, p.102]
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  1. Jun 21, 2013
    9
    If you like any of the artists involved, chances are you'll like this somehow. Bazan and Johnson balance they're songwriting approach off ofIf you like any of the artists involved, chances are you'll like this somehow. Bazan and Johnson balance they're songwriting approach off of each other, but the real heroes are the Kadane brothers. They're such tasteful musicians. Full Review »