User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12

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  1. StephenM
    Apr 10, 2009
    10
    GREAT!!!! Definitely buy this album immediately, especially if you like Dylan, the Band, etc!
  2. SamA
    Apr 15, 2009
    10
    Country meets garage rock - very unique, and very appropriate for the times. This is a great record, and I highly recommend it for any indie music fan.
  3. jimm
    Apr 21, 2009
    10
    The Boy From Lawrence County could be made into a feature film. Ian Felice is the finest songwriter of his generation.
  4. FrankD.
    Apr 23, 2009
    7
    I´t good, but not perfect. Just good!
  5. VaughnA
    May 27, 2009
    6
    I'm underwhelmed. I had enormous hopes for this record because of how much I loved their last self-titled one. But frankly I'm bored by it. And "Penn Station", the strongest song on the record just makes me want to clear my throat every time I hear it. Work a little harder on the songs next time brothers.

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Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. The trembling 'All When We Were Young' is less convincing, and 'Memphis Flu' falls apart in drunken frenzy before it even starts, but across 13 songs, Yonder Is the Clock proves timeless.
  2. The band does not so much make this record as keep it from flying apart. The intoxicating sound is matched with incisive word play, with the Felices using quirky laments and dark, urban poetry to bridge hillbilly and hipster.
  3. 70
    Playing songs about cops on the take and dying in Penn Station with a hurtling forward motion that prevents the music from sounding (entirely) like a book report. Killer accordion solos, too.