When The Deer Wore Blue

Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 80
    This is no slavish style bite by Euro pretenders; it's a delectable refiguring.
  2. If you can get past all the arch pretension, When the Deer Wore Blue rewards you with plenty of tunes.
  3. When The Deer peaks with a three-song suite--'Drunkard's Dream,' 'Half Awake, Half Aware,' and 'Angel Of The Bayou'--that maintains a low-burn intensity, stacking up drumrolls and deep twang while moving with a natural force.
  4. Under The Radar
    70
    Many of the songs are deceptively adorned; in other words, there seems to be a lot more instrumentation than is actually present in tracks. [Fall 2007, p.79]
  5. You have to applaud these guys for jumping out on a limb with this strange trip of a record, but they probably shouldn’t take up the ‘60s-revival cause full time.
  6. When the Deer Wore Blue feels like a safe record. As they play this record too close to the chest songs blend together, needless repetition pervades, and most of the record's latter half is undistinguished.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. JeffS.
    Oct 18, 2007
    9
    This album's being unfairly trashed. It may be different than the last two Figurines albums, but its beautiful in its simplicity and This album's being unfairly trashed. It may be different than the last two Figurines albums, but its beautiful in its simplicity and still very very catchy. Det er en rigtig godt CD. Full Review »
  2. ThomasJ.
    Oct 16, 2007
    7
    Everything is made with great effort, the tracks can easely stand alone. It's good work, but compaired to their previous album Skeleton Everything is made with great effort, the tracks can easely stand alone. It's good work, but compaired to their previous album Skeleton it lags the spontainious and catchy tunes. Full Review »