You & Me

  • Record Label: Gigantic
  • Release Date: Aug 19, 2008
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. The songwriting has never been stronger or more eclectic.
  2. This album feels firmly in the gutter, and that’s a positive for slurring Dylan-phile Hamilton Leithauser, who moans and wails throughout, ruminating about lost friends and lovers while the guitars pour reverb-drenched notes over his sepia moments.
  3. There’s no question that when they get it right, the Walkmen are captivating. But with songs like 'Long Time Ahead of Us' and 'New Country,' the only thing keeping your attention is Hamilton Leithauser’s slurred laments.
  4. 50
    Loads of echo and reverb rescue the album from this potentially fatal flaw, but overall, You & Me is a mixed bag.
  5. You & Me is a thoroughly Walkmen-esque album, however tautological it may be to say so.
  6. Uncut
    40
    Guitars still sound like they were recorded in an igloo, while the singer's Dylan obsession only really pays off on woozy waltz 'Red Moon,' assisted by Matt Barrick's skeletal drum accompaniment. [Nov 2008, p.128]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. PatK
    Feb 9, 2009
    10
    Awesome CD... Cannot get enough.
  2. SethC
    Aug 28, 2008
    10
    Their best record from start to finish. The rest of their records are also great, but this is the one that people twenty years from now will Their best record from start to finish. The rest of their records are also great, but this is the one that people twenty years from now will go to first. Full Review »
  3. ElizabethA
    Aug 26, 2008
    8
    A melancholy trip. Love "On the Water." Completely eerie and addictive.