Wit's End

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2011
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
Buy On
  1. Jul 21, 2011
    60
    Despite the album title, there's an undercurrent of humour in these songs of loneliness, betrayal and death.
  2. Uncut
    Apr 21, 2011
    60
    Wit's end is so sparse and downbeat that it occasionally verges on the drab. [May 2011, p.91]
  3. Apr 18, 2011
    60
    [An] odd, somewhat bewildering, and perhaps hopefully transitional effort.
  4. May 12, 2011
    50
    As it lilts and sways, you can't help but wish that McCombs would just snap out of it.
  5. Apr 29, 2011
    40
    Unafraid of bursting your bubble, Wit's End crawls and slithers slowly, touching upon the darkest of themes.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 27, 2011
    10
    Lovely and quiet album with some intricate songs. Some people will miss a few upbeat tracks, but imho they would ruin the atmosphere of theLovely and quiet album with some intricate songs. Some people will miss a few upbeat tracks, but imho they would ruin the atmosphere of the album. I'll be listening this one for a long time. Full Review »
  2. May 1, 2011
    8
    Wit's End is a great record although it doesn't hold any tracks that Catacombs did have, the tracks that jump right off the headphones to you.Wit's End is a great record although it doesn't hold any tracks that Catacombs did have, the tracks that jump right off the headphones to you. "County Line" comes close but it is certainly no "Don't Vote" or "You Saved My Life". Besides that however, McCombs has made the best record of his career and at this point, I think he's successfully proven that now with this assortment of songs, he's simply making his music and you can't really compare him to anyone else anymore. I'm not so sure that could be said before Wit's End. Full Review »