• Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: May 4, 2010
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Uncut
    40
    The guest list is impressive. But it'd take a very straight face to refute the frequent echoes of The New Seekers or Fleetwood Mac, while "Silver Jenny Dollar" sounds like something Mike Batt might have knocked up for The Wombles. [Jun 2010, p.97]
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    In its crunchy guitars, rich harmonies and fist-pumping choruses, there's a warmth and positivity that, while occasionally too smooth, shows an admirable disregard for current trends. [Jun 2010, p.128]
  3. Mojo
    40
    With each album, the Canadian collective's mix of '70s rock and nursery rhyme harmonies gets less raucous and more predictable. [June 2010, p. 94]
  4. Under The Radar
    50
    Together has its moments, but it's a disappointment for such a justifiably lauded band [Spring 2010, p.65]
  5. While it does have moments where the listener is reminded of why they love power-pop, Together ends up sounding too vocally divided as an album and at times too top-heavy with orchestral arrangements.
  6. There's quite a bit of work involved in bringing so many points of view and instruments together, and that's precisely the problem with Together.
  7. Together is a good album that is catchy and full of hooks and does a lot of what we've come to expect from the band. Having said that, it's also a step down.
  8. Like much of Together, it aims for The Beatles, hits ELO, and sounds like the people responsible mightn't have thought that was a bad thing.
  9. The Vancouver octet layers lavish string arrangements and huge group choruses over its trademark, idiosyncratic power-pop, smothering the listener in the process.
  10. 44
    Mid-tempo balladry and redundant choruses sap all the percussive vigor from this former song factory.
  11. For some reason, the band seemed to strip things down on this album, as the tracks are less sophisticated and experimental than on previous works, (which is fine for most bands, but for ones that aspire to keep their crown at the forefront of indie-pop, just not going to cut it).
  12. The Canadian supergroup return with super new LP.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 13, 2010
    9
    The critics have got it wrong. This is certainly in the same league as Twin Cinema but it is more consistent and there are absolute gems likeThe critics have got it wrong. This is certainly in the same league as Twin Cinema but it is more consistent and there are absolute gems like We End Up Together, Crash Years and at least three other tracks that rank with any of the best NP songs. A band of geniuses writing and arranging as well as they ever have. Full Review »
  2. Sep 30, 2010
    6
    Eh.