Rites Of Uncovering

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 90
    You'd be right to uncover this one.
  2. Arbouretum's songs are visceral and elemental, a loose-feeling mix of blues, folk, tribal beats, stoner rock and jam-based influences that belies the solid songwriting and musicianship at its core.
  3. Uncut
    80
    This wonderful record already feels like a cult classic. [Feb 2007, p.88]
  4. Under The Radar
    80
    The music provides the perfect complement to Heumann's haggard vocals. [#16, p.99]
  5. The CD has a freewheeling, anything-can-happen feel to it; even after you’ve listened to it more than once, it seems that the guitar solos could head off into any number of directions.
  6. While production values throughout the record consistently exceed those on Long Live, the real step forward is where it counts: with the songs themselves.
  7. Over the course of the record, the resonance of the melodies gradually overrides the initially distracting phrasing, revealing a sometimes exquisite folk-rock album.
  8. These songs are gorgeous and the band knows how to milk the beauty for all it's worth.

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