• Record Label: Nettwerk
  • Release Date: Jan 13, 2015
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
Buy On
  1. Though not nearly as strong as 2008’s Ganging Up On the Sun, Evermotion is stronger than 2010’s Easy Wonderful and will continue to keep the band relevant in 2015 and beyond.
  2. Jan 14, 2015
    80
    Evermotion is an airy, winsome release that puts less focus on guitars, dabbling instead in horns and electronic and new wave sounds, to terrific, moody effect.
  3. Jan 14, 2015
    80
    Guster took a chance this time out, and it paid off. Where it would have been easy to coast on the effortless charms of Easy Wonderful and Ganging Up on the Sun, they instead chose the more interesting route, resulting in an album that makes for a promising start to their next phase.
  4. Jan 14, 2015
    60
    Kudos to the group for deciding to do a little remodeling, but it might behoove them to keep the original floor plans, as the current arrangement feels a little out of character.
  5. Jan 14, 2015
    40
    What we’re left with is a somewhat novel approach that’s bolstered by improved songwriting, but ruined by a sheer lack of direction--or anything interesting to say.
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 18, 2015
    5
    I found this album to be very average indie pop/rock. Nothing too negative, but nothing all that memorable either. Guster seems to beI found this album to be very average indie pop/rock. Nothing too negative, but nothing all that memorable either. Guster seems to be attempting complex instrumentation and it is really hurting them in the songwriting department. Some songs, like Simple Machine, are more focused, but the majority of them are fairly forgettable. Full Review »
  2. Jan 15, 2015
    7
    This album is very different than the previous ones. More washed out with a much fuller sound. It's obvious they spent more time on productionThis album is very different than the previous ones. More washed out with a much fuller sound. It's obvious they spent more time on production value. However, I miss the cheerful acoustic sound of Easy Wonderful. Dont get me wrong, there are some catchy songs. Very catchy ones (simple machine). However, well half of the album just seems like filler. Want to love this, but cant help feeling disappointed. Full Review »