Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Sep 18, 2015
    80
    Eclectic almost to an extreme, Baio combines reckless abandon with infectious introspection to create something entirely, captivatingly new.
  2. Uncut
    Sep 1, 2015
    80
    [A] charming debut. [Oct 2015, p.71]
  3. Q Magazine
    Sep 1, 2015
    80
    An innovative and pretty irresistible record. [Oct 2015, p.101]
  4. Sep 1, 2015
    75
    Although The Names clocks in with just 9 tracks, the depth of theme, variety and overall production values give enough weight to the notion that Baio has bridged the gap from recreational hobby to serious solo artist.
  5. Sep 17, 2015
    70
    BAIO’s always had strange and smarts to offer in his world-class quartet; The Names finally gives us a first-person view.
  6. Nov 3, 2015
    66
    Baio's tunes are short and snappy, and at around 40 minutes long, The Names takes less time than reading most chapters of a DeLillo book.