• Record Label: Warp
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2012
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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Mar 21, 2012
    10
    Its basically what you would expect from a member of grizzly bear going solo. And I mean that as a compliment. Once you listen to the excellent track Saint Nothing you'll know exactly what I mean.
  2. Dec 5, 2012
    10
    A beautiful, haunting record. I've always preferred Rossen's other projects to Grizzly Bear, where I think songs tend to become overstuffed and fussed over. This EP and the last Department of Eagles record cement Rossen as my favorite songwriter currently working.
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84

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
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  1. 90
    The way the EP grows from song to song--with a seamless flow inherently added midway through creation--Silent Hour/Golden Mile never ceases to impress.
  2. Magnet
    Apr 11, 2012
    85
    [Rossen] passes on Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles' carefully manicured sprawl in favor of focus and immediacy. [No.86, p.57]
  3. Mar 30, 2012
    80
    Rather than the stripped-down or lonely songs that so often accompany the bill of "solo effort," these five songs are as polished, highly wrought, ornamental--take your pick--as any on Veckatimest.