Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Apr 9, 2013
    90
    The playing is astounding throughout, with Barnes and Trost turning a dizzying assemblage of strange instruments into a strikingly cohesive whole.
  2. May 15, 2013
    80
    While the album stands well on its own, Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors provided an essential scaffolding.
  3. Apr 1, 2013
    80
    The liberated, enlivened music on You Have Already Gone To The Other World proves they are still one of the genreā€™s indispensable players.
  4. Apr 1, 2013
    80
    The duo [are] at the top their game, effortlessly weaving the past into the future (and vice-versa) with undeniable skill and refreshing amounts of empathy.
  5. Apr 1, 2013
    80
    You Have Already Gone to the Other World, produced by Deerhoof's John Dieterich, is their best yet. [May 2013, p.65]
  6. Apr 11, 2013
    72
    Coming on the heels of 2011's stellar Cervantine, Other World feels like it might've been stronger had Trost and Barnes held a few more things back.
  7. Jul 10, 2013
    60
    Folk roots meet soundtrack clips and contemporary perspective. [Aug 2013, p.98]
  8. May 15, 2013
    60
    At a hair under 60 minutes long, You Have Already Gone to the Other World is daunting by nature of its sheer length, let alone its impenetrable subject material.
  9. Apr 9, 2013
    60
    An acquired taste, but an enjoyable one. [May 2013, p.94]

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