• Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2014
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. Magnet
    Apr 23, 2014
    80
    3rd is somewhat overstuffed at 18 songs.... But it's still an ideal soundtrack for the dead of winter, when you're pining for pitchers and catcher to report, or when your team's out of the race by the dog days of August. [No. 108, p.54]
  2. Uncut
    Apr 23, 2014
    80
    While a talking blues about baseball cards edges into geekville, "To The Veterans Committee," a sunshine pop supreme, might have you singing the praises of Dale Murphy without even knowing who he is. [May 2014, p.69]
  3. Apr 23, 2014
    80
    You don't have to love baseball to love the Baseball Project (though it clearly helps)--on 3rd, this band has made an album that listeners who love a good story with some tough guitars can like, even if they're foolish enough to prefer football.
  4. Apr 23, 2014
    80
    3rd makes you love it for the same reasons you love the game itself; It’s a pleasant distraction built on timeless tradition and fascinating narrative. It’s sometimes exciting, often gripping and always nostalgic.
  5. Q Magazine
    May 20, 2014
    60
    A must-listen if you know the infield fly rule, but not so essential if you don't. [Jun 2014, p.104]
  6. May 1, 2014
    40
    To put it bluntly, it’s the sound of REM album tracks circa 2001-2008, only with a less interesting frontman and a lyrical conceit that can often exclude the listener.

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