Worried Well - 31Knots

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. They sound worn out by the struggle in a time where one more burst of energy, from them or anyone, can go a long way.
  2. This is clearly a band with some musicology under its collective belt, and its members have the technical skill to fold their diverse interests into guitar rock without forcing anything; the surprises come fast and, often, satisfyingly. But Haege's big voice puts a lot of emphasis on the prolix lyrics, which remain dismal.
  3. Worried Well often sounds as confused and pompous as it does visionary. Luckily, the band has enough urgency and runaway sonic flexibility to turn that into one of its charms.
  4. It’s not that 31 Knots aren’t succeeding in flexing their musical chops--they just don’t know where to take them.
  5. 31Knots have produced a very good album--maybe even a great album--but one that simply does not reach the level it could have.
  6. 31Knots deserves encomium for their daring and ingenuity.

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