• Record Label: Barsuk
  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2006
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. PatD
    Aug 5, 2006
    10
    Very, very solid album. Absolutely understated in every sense. The Long Winters have a finger on the pulse of relevant power-pop and cannot make a bad album. No song on PTDTB sticks out above the rest yet they have already set the bar unreasonably high. The only thing this album lacks is a sense of pretentiousness that has found its way into most of this year's 'critically' Very, very solid album. Absolutely understated in every sense. The Long Winters have a finger on the pulse of relevant power-pop and cannot make a bad album. No song on PTDTB sticks out above the rest yet they have already set the bar unreasonably high. The only thing this album lacks is a sense of pretentiousness that has found its way into most of this year's 'critically' acclaimed releases. Listen to their old stuff or their new stuff, it don't matter... just listen to their stuff. Expand
  2. Matthew
    Jul 27, 2006
    10
    Somehow these guys keep putting out a better album than the last every time they release one. I gave the first two albums a 8, then a 9, so now we see a 10. The second album never gets old and I introduce people to that album still to this day. It's easy to convert new fans when a band is just this darn good. This album is more pop than the last and has a strong energy from start to Somehow these guys keep putting out a better album than the last every time they release one. I gave the first two albums a 8, then a 9, so now we see a 10. The second album never gets old and I introduce people to that album still to this day. It's easy to convert new fans when a band is just this darn good. This album is more pop than the last and has a strong energy from start to finish. I've been listening to it non-stop for two days and I've concluded that this is the perfect Christmas in July. Expand
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Rolling Stone
    70
    Mastermind John Roderick packs an endearing, nuanced indie-boy voice and a bucketload of bittersweet pop-rock melodies. [13 Jul 2006, p.105]
  2. It's apparent that great care was taken in the making of this record as the meticulous production radiates through the music on every song.
  3. The first chunk of Putting the Days to Bed consists of the kind of big-chorused, proudly conventional pop songs summers are made of... Elsewhere Roderick's voice and lyrical acumen fail him.