Two of Everything - Brian Olive
Two of Everything Image
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Be the first to review!

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The former guitarist of the Greenhornes produced his second album with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.
  • Record Label: Alive Naturalsound Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Garage Punk, Indie Rock, American Trad Rock
  • More Details and Credits »
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    With Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys co-producing, Olive has captured the flavour of 1960s Brit-blues on the cusp of spreading into druggier, more exploratory areas.
  2. Sep 8, 2011
    80
    Olive doesn't have the strongest voice, but songs like "Traveling" and the choolin' "Strange Attractor" have a pure pop heart that blends beautifully with Auerbach's retro-rock aesthetic. [Sep 2011, p.93]
  3. Sep 22, 2011
    80
    Two of Everything is a smorgasbord of delights and unexpected touches. [Oct 2011, p.130]
  4. Aug 2, 2011
    70
    With Two of Everything, Brian Olive is two for two in making smart, distinctive albums that push his blues and R&B influences in unexpected, compelling directions, matching and building on the strength of his debut.
  5. Aug 2, 2011
    60
    Clearly Olive has idiosyncrasy on his side--making it all the more disappointing that he puts it in the service of retro psychedelia that often comes across as hippy-trippy nonsense.
  6. 60
    You could argue retro soul and R&B are two of the decade's hegemonic sounds, but there's no vamping here. Rather, songs such as "Go On Easy" glide by in an opiated glaze, while "Strange Attracter" makes unexpectedly groovy use of the bagpipes.
  7. Aug 26, 2011
    60
    Two Of Everything is a sure-footed progression from 2009's self-titled debut, thanks to the warm co-production of Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) and the pair's willingness to push the sonic envelope into the outre zone, even embracing bagpipes. [Sept. 2011, p. 96]

See all 8 Critic Reviews