The Golden Age of Knowhere

  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Mar 29, 2011
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Mar 23, 2011
    80
    The Golden Age of Knowhere is the perfect party album since it has something for everyone. And while it will most likely work better in a live setting, it still makes for one hell of an excellent record.
  2. Q Magazine
    Mar 1, 2011
    80
    Just Because, Youth and Poverty and the simmering Finale show there's genuine craft here too. Thrilling. [Feb 2011, p.117]
  3. Feb 15, 2011
    80
    They've also striven to make their soiree as all-are-welcome as possible. If the latest serving of salad days for indie has to start somewhere, it could do a whole lot worse than here.
  4. 70
    At its core, Golden Age speaks up like another highly anticipated LP with everything to prove, and the proof is in the pudding.
  5. Mar 31, 2011
    64
    Chad Elliot bends his elastic voice between teetering wails and delicate melodies, and sharp guitar work keeps the album charging, even with some sneaky jazz progressions thrown in.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 2, 2011
    8
    Half the songs on this album have been around for ages, such as New York, Carwars, Giant Song and Finale. These, in their original formHalf the songs on this album have been around for ages, such as New York, Carwars, Giant Song and Finale. These, in their original form especially, are raw, exciting and infectious. Songs such as Postcards, Youth & Poverty and Relics just don't pack the same punch and provide a dull second half for what is otherwise a good extension of Bootleg. Full Review »