Yellow & Green

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
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  1. Jul 17, 2012
    6
    Some nice metal moments and trademark neo-medieval ballads scattered throughout, but runs out of steam somewhere near the end of the first disk. I don't care that Baroness has moved even further from their.metal roots, in fact, it's their innovative transgression of metal boundaries that makes them so great. But too much of this album sounds like uninspired 90s alternative. It's betterSome nice metal moments and trademark neo-medieval ballads scattered throughout, but runs out of steam somewhere near the end of the first disk. I don't care that Baroness has moved even further from their.metal roots, in fact, it's their innovative transgression of metal boundaries that makes them so great. But too much of this album sounds like uninspired 90s alternative. It's better than a lot of crap that will be released this year, but by Baroness standards, I'd say it's a disappointment. Expand
  2. Jul 18, 2012
    6
    This is by no means a bad album. In fact, it's quite an enjoyable listen. Above anything, I found it...simply....odd. There are many contrasting and/or conflicting ideas happening, often times within a single track. Baizley has gone many new places vocally, singing beautifully clean in some places, and nearing his trademark howl in others. Baroness' dueling guitars still remain prevalentThis is by no means a bad album. In fact, it's quite an enjoyable listen. Above anything, I found it...simply....odd. There are many contrasting and/or conflicting ideas happening, often times within a single track. Baizley has gone many new places vocally, singing beautifully clean in some places, and nearing his trademark howl in others. Baroness' dueling guitars still remain prevalent and welcome, but they are often used in the strangest of places. Often times, it seems as if they were added just because the band felt obligated to add some pizzazz to an otherwise simple hard rock tune. Overall, the Yellow/Green formula works moderately well, but there are a few red flags flying at places down the road. Expand
  3. Sep 25, 2012
    6
    While this album will probably win more new fans than lose old ones, it no doubt lacks the "metal" appeal of Red and Blue. Somewhat bloated as a double album, one gets the feeling that there's a bit of filler watering down what could have been a much stronger single album. Compared to the vocal muscle and guitar madness on songs like "Isaak" and "Rays of Pinion," a song like "March toWhile this album will probably win more new fans than lose old ones, it no doubt lacks the "metal" appeal of Red and Blue. Somewhat bloated as a double album, one gets the feeling that there's a bit of filler watering down what could have been a much stronger single album. Compared to the vocal muscle and guitar madness on songs like "Isaak" and "Rays of Pinion," a song like "March to the Sea" sounds like Nickelback. And though I thought I'd never have to mention these two bands in the same sentence, I sadly just did. Baroness is still "good," but no longer "great." Expand
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82

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Aug 16, 2012
    70
    Yellow & Green is an ambitious sprawl of music from a band willing to reinvent themselves with each album.
  2. 90
    The band resorts to an 18-set record simply because everything is indisputably necessary and furthermore, solid gold.
  3. Aug 9, 2012
    80
    You can't deny how interesting some of these dynamic post-rock explorations are.