Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jul 11, 2011
    83
    Overall Together/Apart is a very good record, and a few minor missteps from being a great one.
  2. Sep 6, 2011
    80
    Grieves still knows how to make catchy, emotive indie rap with the best of them.
  3. It's a decent addition to the artist's already impressive resume, but fails to arrest the same attention his earlier releases are famous for.
  4. Nov 15, 2011
    70
    There are times where Grieves really does resonate--whether talking about childhood, heartbreak, or other matters.
  5. Jul 11, 2011
    70
    While producer Budo creates melancholy set pieces--from the funereal piano of "Bloody Poetry" to the soulful organ grinding of "Heartbreak Hotel"--Grieves shines as a friendly, thoughtful voice, gladly ready to share secrets.
  6. Jul 11, 2011
    70
    An easy recommendation for its obvious audience, but Together/Apart is a bit more than that as well, giving the genre of indie hip-hop some mass appeal whenever it decides to wild out.
  7. 70
    He and Budo's work together are a perfect match throughout the album. The lines are well crafted, and poignant, and the music is thoughtfully composed to match.
  8. Jul 11, 2011
    70
    Together/Apart is musical therapy for those who find themselves caught under the pressures of life.
  9. Jul 19, 2011
    58
    Effective as it is, that voice wears thin over the run of Together/Apart's 16 mostly guest-free tracks, as Grieves' interchangeable choruses and pensive verses about lost youth and addiction's pull begin to bleed together.
  10. Aug 1, 2011
    52
    Grieves is more than game to match his collaborator's slick, itchy Okayplayerisms, switching between rapping and singing as his partner stacks up the soul chords and funk flourishes.
  11. Dec 19, 2011
    50
    Most of the tracks emulate what could be B-Sides of a post-Lemons Ant, doing nothing so groundbreaking as regurgitating mid-90's soul.

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