Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Aug 6, 2014
    90
    This may be the bleak and heavy masterpiece that BIH has been hovering around for the past decade. [No. 112, p.53]
  2. Aug 4, 2014
    80
    In their current form, Bear in Heaven may indeed be far more accessible than they were in the mid to late aughts when a song sporting a verse/chorus framework was the exception rather than the rule (even now it's more of a suggestion). Nevertheless, a brazen and workmanlike confidence marks the album as a more recognizable creative evolution than its predecessor's endearing, but ultimately canned, artistic departure.
  3. 80
    Time Is Over One Day Old use a less is more approach, the understated subtlety of which results in their best album to date.
  4. Aug 1, 2014
    80
    Not so much breaking up with old ways of thinking as redefining and refining them, Bear In Heaven have gone back to what they do best.
  5. Aug 1, 2014
    80
    This is a record that nurtures and works around feeling, clawing its hooks deep wherever you lay most vulnerable. Sensual is most definitely the word.
  6. 75
    While Time isn’t a massive overhaul, Bear in Heaven tweaked where they needed to, and picked up a pretty neat trick along the way. The more you listen to these songs, the more they linger.
  7. Aug 13, 2014
    70
    On Time Is Over One Day Old, there’s always something missing, a mystery hanging in the air, yet it’s the band’s most satisfying album yet.
  8. Aug 7, 2014
    70
    Time Is Over One Day Old is a subtle and moody work that somehow manages to keep moving forward with a mechanical precision, giving one the otherworldly, but not at all unpleasant, feeling of standing still on a moving walkway.
  9. Aug 7, 2014
    70
    Featuring 10 tracks of gooey, dislocated goodness, its gravity-free atmospherics are just right for soundtracking summer moon treks, intergalactic windsurfing, and asteroid volleyball. Down to earth it is not: These deep but compact space jams can't get much higher.
  10. Aug 5, 2014
    70
    With his altered, multi-tracked vocals and ear for dynamic builds, Philpots leads Bear in Heaven on a similar sonic path [as My Morning Jacket's Z], surrounding biting verse-chorus-verse lyricism with ambient laser beams and rubbery textures.
  11. Aug 4, 2014
    70
    This one's for the headphones.
  12. Aug 5, 2014
    59
    On Time Is Over One Day Old, any emotional extreme or attempted musical shift just ends up sounding like stasis.
  13. Sep 25, 2014
    50
    This is songwriting with a stunning paint job, but with its training wheels still on. [Nov 2014, p.71]
  14. 50
    In the Grace of Your Love was the sound of a forgotten band pleading for your interest and affection as if life itself depended on it. Time Is Over One Day Old may possess the same lineage as that record, but despite all of its attempts at being similarly organic, it couldn’t be colder or more distant.
  15. Aug 5, 2014
    50
    A good sound can only support wobbly songs so far, and the middle third of the album sinks into a deadly lull that suggests the band only sporadically knows how to pull off slower tempos.
  16. Aug 1, 2014
    40
    Album closer You Don't Need the World sees them get closer to that sweet spot between avant garde and chart; but while it's strangely haunting, it only serves to show how uninspiring the rest of the album is.
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  1. Aug 27, 2014
    4
    Time Is Over One Day Old isn't bad album. However it's too much cold. In this kind of music is important to feel in the same way. You mustTime Is Over One Day Old isn't bad album. However it's too much cold. In this kind of music is important to feel in the same way. You must believe all tones and all words that musicians send to you. But this tme I just don't get it. I just don't feel the same way and I just get through the all machine rhythms and all space echoes emotionless. Full Review »