• Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2012
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
Buy On
  1. Mar 15, 2012
    40
    [He is] an exceptional mandolinist and brilliant composer ... however, Thile's deficiency as songwriter has begun to bleed through, and the quintet's third album quickly wears thin.
  2. Chris Thile is the most remarkable mandolinist in the world; fluent, articulate and sometimes just a little too clever to be truly engaging.
  3. Feb 21, 2012
    40
    The band's twinkle-toed banjo runs and acoustic duelling fall flat here, hobbled by dreary songwriting.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 7, 2014
    10
    First of all, it is important to note that this is NOT a straight-up bluegrass album. This is easily one of my favorite albums, period. I canFirst of all, it is important to note that this is NOT a straight-up bluegrass album. This is easily one of my favorite albums, period. I can listen to it any time. The title track, Who's Feeling Young Now, gives off the intensity and energy of a punk-rock ballad. And the arpeggios used in Don't Get Married blow my mind. If you have a chance to see this talented group live, you will not be disappointed. Full Review »
  2. Nov 5, 2013
    8
    Not as good as 'Antifogmatic' but still very lovely. They have a completely authentic style, which makes it all flow nicely. Every new chordNot as good as 'Antifogmatic' but still very lovely. They have a completely authentic style, which makes it all flow nicely. Every new chord explored every track that goes, 'Who's Feeling Young Now?' shown increasingly solid. Full Review »
  3. Apr 26, 2012
    6
    Without a doubt Punch Brothers have the skills which many instrumentalist musicians might envy. Their bluegrass performance is high-flyingWithout a doubt Punch Brothers have the skills which many instrumentalist musicians might envy. Their bluegrass performance is high-flying one, but on the latest - third album "Who's Feeling Young Now?", guys sometimes ovedid with its intensity, just like with the vocals - and that's why songs sometimes seem chaotic. In any case this is not a bad album - just to mention bluegrass essence in the "Movement and Location", quiet folk ballad "Soon Or Never", or a great - totally instrumental country song: "Flippen". For the hesitant is worth mentioning that on the album there is absolutely brilliant cover of "Kid A" by Radiohead. Full Review »