Yellow House - Grizzly Bear

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Yellow House is... required listening not just for fans of Horn of Plenty, but for anyone who enjoys ambitious, creative music with an emotional undercurrent.
  2. Beyond production, Grizzly Bear have stepped up their songwriting in every way, assembling melodies that proceed in a logical fashion but never sound overused or overly familiar. Yellow House is a much better record than we could rightfully have expected from these guys, better, even, than we could have imagined them making.
  3. The melodies are entrancing, made even more intriguing by their submergence within the reverb, together resulting in an album whose scope and sound are impossible to ignore.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 40
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 40
  3. Negative: 1 out of 40
  1. Nov 2, 2010
    I cannot imagine me without having this album. It had such an impact. The songs are all beautiful and come together to create a memorable experience. You can really appreciate a work of music when every song in the album is good and none are "fillers". Full Review »
  2. Jul 17, 2014
    This is a wildly creative album; I have never quite heard anything like it before. Every song transcends the typical verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus formula that is present in 99% of modern music, and yet somehow manages to sound familiar and accessible. This work of art has reinvigorated my love for music, and I highly recommend this to ANYONE looking for something unique. Full Review »
  3. Sep 19, 2012
    Although it's very experimental, and very ambitious to an extent, I can't quite buy into this album as much as I wanted too. Grizzly Bear is a great psych-folk band and there are moments in this LP where I gasped at how impressive either the production was, or the emotional lyrics that linger in your head, but for every moment I enjoyed, there were moments where I found it to be very dull. Too many noises at once that drowns out the vocals and more importantly: the lyrics. All In All, Yellow House is a solid record, It's just a flawed one. C+ Full Review »