Stay Home - The Beets
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  • Summary: This is the second album for the New York indie rock band led by Juan Wauters.
  • Record Label: Captured Tracks
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 4, 2011
    80
    Every song comes from the same mold that they've been working with from the beginning. And as the critical mass of messy hits continues to pile up, there are new revelations that rise to the surface, as well.
  2. Feb 4, 2011
    76
    Half-baked and juvenile, sloppy but cheerful, fresh and joyful, the Beets may be plugging a gimmick, but at least they're doing something with themselves.
  3. Feb 4, 2011
    76
    Though there have always been plenty of bands mining the same era, with reverbed vocals and drummers that don't sit down, Stay Home captures attitude and devil-may-care confidence better than most of today's bands worth their weight in Nuggets compilations.
  4. Feb 4, 2011
    70
    With Stay Home we not only get that genuine approach, but we get songwriting that's been notched up a bit. That alone is worth the cost of admission: The Beets are clearly good songwriters, even if they do happen to get their feet a bit muddy when they stray off the well-beaten path.
  5. Mar 31, 2011
    70
    All in all, Stay Home is a step up from the Beets' debut, though it's hard not to imagine they're going to have to face the choice of either learning to play or hitting the creative wall some time in the future.
  6. 70
    It's just fun and fresh and, as a whole, good pop music.
  7. Mar 31, 2011
    60
    It's when they forget themselves, when the mood deepens and melodies tighten, that the Beets show who they really are. You see it often enough on Stay Home, but you'd also think those talents could shine brighter if they got off the couch and stepped outside their safety zone.