Sun and Shade

  • Record Label: Woodsist
  • Release Date: Jun 14, 2011
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. Jul 13, 2016
    8
    This album is not as good as their previous effort, Echo Park, but it still is an immensely satisfying folk pop record that gets a little bogged down by the lengthier instrumentals.
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
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  1. Uncut
    Jul 28, 2011
    80
    Jeremy Earl's endearing falsetto and excellent songwriting holds it all together. Aug 2011, p.107]
  2. Jul 27, 2011
    50
    Woods should take the cue from Bill Callahan and what he accomplished with Smog: if you are going to delve into the restricting realm of lo-fi, there has to be emotional and appealing substance and quality in the songs themselves. Lowering the production quality does not, as in a double helix, imply that the songwriting quality will improve.
  3. Jul 21, 2011
    50
    There's little doubt that Sun and Shade could be a satisfying 30-minute indie-folk record with a bit of self-editing. Simply put, Woods would be wise to keep the psych-drone exercises in the live department, where they're more of a treat and less of a chore.