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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Jan 14, 2016
    80
    The harmonising on Call to War is excellent and I particularly like the short and sweet To the Woods. An enjoyable album.
  2. Jan 28, 2015
    80
    This trio pulls off a chosen weave of hybrid roots sounds with seeming ease, passion, and verve. No one else performing Americana or crossover country music attempts anything like it, leaving the trio in its own class.
  3. Jan 28, 2015
    76
    Most of Then Came the Morning shows a confident band stepping more fully into a compelling sound.
  4. Then Came the Morning is still a solid next step for a promising young band. The songs are catchy and memorable, the musicianship is impeccable, and the production... well, suffice to say that Aaron Dessner should soon find himself an in-demand producer in the folk/Americana world.
  5. Mar 16, 2015
    70
    Dessner has captured performances that have a depth, a soul, a reality to them. Even if you hate country, this is downright good music.
  6. Jan 28, 2015
    70
    Part of the fun of The Lone Bellow is playing spot the influence: James Gang here, Staples Sisters there, Warren Zevon, Faces, lots of Crosby Stills Nash & Young. But to its credit, the band channels these icons with a commensurate amount of tact and respect.
  7. Jan 28, 2015
    50
    Then Came the Morning never overcomes its distance; Williams can keen all he wants, but he’s no louder than someone speaking right to you, right in front of you.
  8. Jan 28, 2015
    50
    All of the composite aspects that make this band so compelling are present on Then Came the Morning. Unfortunately, they’re misallocated in pretty obvious ways.
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  1. Feb 1, 2015
    7
    It isn't the breath of fresh air that their first album was but it is still a decent enough follow up. Some of the slower sad songs can get aIt isn't the breath of fresh air that their first album was but it is still a decent enough follow up. Some of the slower sad songs can get a bit boring and start to sound somewhat generic but there are enough songs that feel like they are unique and separate themselves from the others. I'd say that my three favorite songs from the album are Take My Love, To the Woods, and Then Came the Morning. Full Review »
  2. Jan 28, 2015
    5
    They are obviously talented musicians, and the music itself is fairly pleasant, but The Lone Bellow does very little to separate themselvesThey are obviously talented musicians, and the music itself is fairly pleasant, but The Lone Bellow does very little to separate themselves from the influx of folk rock/psychedelic rock bands that have sprung up in the last few years, making this album relatively forgettable. Full Review »