• Record Label: ATO
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2022
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
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  1. MnM
    Mar 30, 2022
    7
    Still waiting for the band to release a set of songs that rivals "The Trials...." and, for the most part, I will continue to wait. There are a couple of good tunes on Bethel Woods, but there are songs that simply don't register. Hopefully, the band won't wait as long to issue their next release.
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. May 23, 2022
    80
    While the lyrical themes involve a complexity of things on For the Sake of Bethel Woods, their first album since 2013’s Antiphon, such as alienation and isolation, listen closely and the songs become instantly accessible and compelling.
  2. Mar 23, 2022
    66
    This is a respectable effort, with glimmers of excellence in many places. Indeed, this could well be an entrancing listen for the right fan, but sadly, for me, neither the atmosphere or the instrumentation is enough to prevent my mind from frequently wandering away while listening.
  3. Mar 22, 2022
    67
    Midlake’s latest LP is a nice addition to their already impressive arsenal, but it would benefit from a more detailed kind of excavation.