Put Your Back N 2 It

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Feb 21, 2012
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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 49
  2. Negative: 3 out of 49
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  1. Jan 7, 2015
    6
    This album is stylistically similar to Learning, but the production has changed and so has the songwriting. These tracks just don't have the same emotional power that the ones on Learning had. I think putting PG's voice at the front of the mix like it mostly is on this album reveals the weaknesses of it. The album has the same ideas and motives as Learning did, but it feels emptier and aThis album is stylistically similar to Learning, but the production has changed and so has the songwriting. These tracks just don't have the same emotional power that the ones on Learning had. I think putting PG's voice at the front of the mix like it mostly is on this album reveals the weaknesses of it. The album has the same ideas and motives as Learning did, but it feels emptier and a little lost. Expand
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81

Universal acclaim - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Magnet
    Mar 20, 2012
    70
    Album number two pulls back from that musical and writerly intimacy [found on the debut] - if only slightly - trading a degree of specificity for a degree of universality, and adding just the faintest touch of gloss. [No. 85, p.57]
  2. Mar 7, 2012
    80
    Put Your Back N 2 It is a deeply affecting album, but also a plainspoken one.
  3. Mar 5, 2012
    80
    For all its seriousness, it's the absence of big moments and Hadreas' refusal to give in to easy outs that make what he does so compelling.