The Life & Times Of... - The Hot 8 Brass Band
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Dec 11, 2012
    70
    Life & Times is a winning showcase of their uptempo moods. [Jan 2013, p.77]
  2. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    This beat is where everything begins, with an essential simplicity that puts you in mind of Washington go-go, leaving enough space for delicate fill-ins and strong enough to support intricate arrangements.
  3. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    This set is sharper and fatter [than its debut].
  4. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    The Life & Times Of... is a solid and recommended release.
  5. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    This second album finds them in incendiary form.

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