So Outta Reach [EP]

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Nov 8, 2011
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. 80
    In other words, typical Kurt Vile, with a subtle twist.
  2. Nov 9, 2011
    79
    His music nurses a profound ache, and he's now made enough of it that it's become a whole corner to visit, a unique transmission that feels like its own sentient being. As an artist, it's hard to aim higher than that.
  3. For a man on his 8th solo release now, Kurt Vile is going from strength to strength and makes classic rock palatable and catchy like the greats have before him.
  4. 75
    So Outta Reach isn't so strong that I'd recommend it above its predecessor [Smoke Ring for My Halo], but its songs are very much cut from the same cloth.
  5. Dec 1, 2011
    70
    So Outta Reach won't garner the same legacy as the album that song came from, Born in the U.S.A., but at its best, it's enjoyable enough to pretend that it will.
  6. Nov 10, 2011
    70
    Even if you've got Smoke Ring for My Halo, go get this one (it will be available as its own vinyl pressing), because this thing is way more than just some tacked-on companion piece.
  7. Nov 9, 2011
    70
    This laidback attitude--and the audacious quality of the songs that seem to find him with such ease--is the key to much of his abundant charm, and even working at half-speed he delivers.
  8. Nov 9, 2011
    69
    They're not throwaways, but the entire EP isn't essential.
  9. Nov 11, 2011
    60
    The latter, less Smoke Ringy tracks are a worthwhile stepping stone for him, but Kurt just doesn't quite pull them off with that catchy, carefree artistry we all know he's capable of.

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