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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

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  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
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  1. Apr 12, 2011
    80
    Red Barked Tree compares favorably with the very best of the definitive Wire. [Feb. 2011, p. 98]
  2. Mar 10, 2011
    67
    With three of four original members, Red Barked Tree evolves like a bell curve – starting cool, building to a boil, and gradually coming back down.
  3. Mar 2, 2011
    60
    Maybe with less to prove, the shapeshifters make some of their prettiest music ever here; apocalyptic vibe notwithstanding.