Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Mar 12, 2014
    89
    Backed by Budos Band and Dap Kings' Tom Brenneck, and produced by the Black Keys' Patrick Carney, the band somehow remains degenerately disheveled and brilliantly bombastic in a way that belies their tightness.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Apr 23, 2014
    5
    Grimy, loose and chaotic garage rock with very strong hooks and pop edges. The real problem is that it's basically nothing new. Underwhelming in that sense, devolving even. Inferior to Arabian Mountain by far in song and production. Full Review »
  2. Apr 9, 2014
    7
    Black Lips don't stray too far away from their already established sound on "Underneath The Rainbow". The garage-rock revival sound is not nearly as great as "Arabia Mountain", but tracks like "Smiling" and "Funny" blatantly show they won't be changing their sound anytime soon, which in this case is a very good thing. Underneath The Rainbow isn't a groundbreaking record by any term, but more so a nice addition to their discography.

    All In All, Black Lips are a great rock band who've put out a pretty good record. B
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  3. Apr 8, 2014
    7
    Interesting rock music. However, I can't really say that any track will stick with me in the foreseeable future, maybe with the exception of "Smiling" and "Funny". Full Review »