To Find Me Gone


Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Though it still errs toward a languid late-60s template, Cabic’s songwriting is now crisp and effortlessly melodic.
  2. Filter
    It's Cabic's soft-sung delivery and chiming acoustic harmonies that give Vetiver their charm. [#21, p.96]
  3. Alternative Press
    Ageless and deeply affecting. [Jul 2006, p.210]
  4. Eschewing the Incredible String Band nostalgia of Espers et al for a more complex hybrid somewhere between the Kinks at their most relaxed and the Band at their most committed, Vetiver have made a record that's as summery as a field full of butterflies.
  5. Mojo
    To Find Me Gone won't win any awards for wheel reinvention, but it's no sterile exercise in genre classicism. [Jul 2006, p.101]
  6. It's never anything less than gorgeous.
  7. Q Magazine
    This homebrewed, spacious music can still sound pretty blissful, but the quality songs have a directness and variety that will please David Gray fans as much as the acid folk devotees. [Jul 2006, p.119]
  8. Paste Magazine
    What a difference a year (and a beard) makes. [Sep 2006, p.75]
  9. To Find Me Gone shows a band as adept at bucking trends as they are at invoking tradition.
  10. [To Find Me Gone] finds Cabic nudging Vetiver toward the lost canyons of airy West Coast soft-rock and laid-back, country-tinged introspection, all harvested with a dreamy, narcotic warmth and just enough melodic grit to avoid a complete departure off into the twilight.
  11. This is a decidedly unhurried album, and it takes a while to find the small pleasures within each song. But once you do, it’s really fantastic.
  12. Pleasant if undemanding listening.
  13. Spin
    These are the kind of go-with-the-flow countrified tunes that the Grateful Dead used to spin between epic jams, but with a more delicate acoustic touch. [Jul 2006, p.90]
  14. The Wire
    There's more here than nostalgia, with a range of styles and influences incorporated into Cabic's deceptively direct arrangements, and an afterglow that's testament to his talents. [#269, p.53]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jon
    Aug 17, 2006
    What I like to call a "go-to" album, especially for those headphonic moments of wistfulness and nostalgia. Certainly not innovative, but What I like to call a "go-to" album, especially for those headphonic moments of wistfulness and nostalgia. Certainly not innovative, but gorgeous, impeccably arranged songs top to bottom. For me, an early contender for album of the year. Full Review »
  2. MattD.
    Jun 20, 2006
    Many songs on here are good, forward thinking indie-folk - while some other songs are underdeveloped.