Rise Ye Sunken Ships - We Are Augustines
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mar 5, 2012
    70
    We Are Augustines have created a record that gives the listeners all the time they need to explore the ideas inside without ever threatening to push them out the door, creating the life-sustaining atmosphere necessary to make Rise Ye Sunken Ships the kind of place you live rather than visit.
  2. Mar 5, 2012
    80
    Rise Ye Sunken Ships is the embodiment of that thought – the phoenix rising from the flames, scarred yet triumphant, sad and solemn but alive.
  3. 80
    Like triumphant, tragic heroes of classic literature, Sanderson and McCarthy rose.
  4. Mar 5, 2012
    90
    Rise Ye Sunken Ships is a monster of an album, rich in credibility and one that is often raucous, but never noisy.
  5. Mar 5, 2012
    60
    It's a disappointment that their live energy hasn't been replicated on Rise Ye Sunken Ships.
  6. Rise Ye Sunken Ships is actually pretty great, but guys, just dial it down a bit yeah?
  7. Mar 5, 2012
    85
    Throughout the record, the songs' emotional undercurrent hinges on the subject and content.
  8. Mar 14, 2012
    80
    Uncomfortably personal, but it sounds irresistible. [April 2012, p.102]
  9. Songs typically travel from the spindly to the epic, and extol the virtues of living life to the full.
  10. Mar 14, 2012
    60
    McCarthy's catharsis is often gripping. [Apr 2012, p.88]

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