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Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11

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  1. Apr 9, 2014
    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
  2. Apr 8, 2014
    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".
  3. Apr 23, 2014
    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.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Apr 18, 2014
    They still have that dirty, carefree, uncompromising vibe, but on Underneath the Rainbow it’s able to be tamed, morphing into melodic garage rock that’s as catchy and easily digestible as it is rugged and in-your-face.
  2. Apr 14, 2014
    Sadly Arabia Mountain's residual nastiness and speed is pretty much gone, replaced by slow tempos and weird deviations. It's experiments with synths and disco beats that cause some of the record's truly worst moments.
  3. Mar 31, 2014
    The overall effect is dizzying--a revolving door of treatments and narrators--but usually hits the spot.