• Record Label: BMG
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2022
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Mar 5, 2022
    9
    While not quite reaching the heights of Funeral or Salt Lake, it comes as close as one could hope and the album is easily their most consistent effort from start to finish, capturing the identity they lost after their sophomore album. Sonically majestic while holding on to the folksy Nashvillian twang that separates them from the rest of their indie counterparts, Bidwelll finally tiesWhile not quite reaching the heights of Funeral or Salt Lake, it comes as close as one could hope and the album is easily their most consistent effort from start to finish, capturing the identity they lost after their sophomore album. Sonically majestic while holding on to the folksy Nashvillian twang that separates them from the rest of their indie counterparts, Bidwelll finally ties together the true BoH sound almost as a long overdue act of fan service. Excellent and accessible and sure to invite a new generation of fans. Expand
  2. Mar 4, 2022
    8
    A return to form for a band that has struggled to reach the heights of their first few albums. Ben Bridwell is at his best when let loose to pour his soul out into his lyrics, clearly evident in Warning Signs and Tragedy of the Commons.

    No songs quite seem to hit that raw intensity present in Everything All The Time and Cease To Begin, but some of this is due to its production – I have
    A return to form for a band that has struggled to reach the heights of their first few albums. Ben Bridwell is at his best when let loose to pour his soul out into his lyrics, clearly evident in Warning Signs and Tragedy of the Commons.

    No songs quite seem to hit that raw intensity present in Everything All The Time and Cease To Begin, but some of this is due to its production – I have no doubt that live performances will unleash unbridled vehemence.

    Overall, Things Are Great adds many welcome additions to the band's repertoire.

    It's been a long six-year wait, but worth it.
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  3. Mar 25, 2022
    10
    They can do no wrong, I can put this album on and just let it repeat, so calming and peaceful.
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Rolling Stone
    Mar 10, 2022
    70
    Can sometimes seem too mellow, but they sound refreshed. [Mar 2022, p.71]
  2. Mar 8, 2022
    60
    Bridwell has a very clear vision for his band and presents it well. His smart lyrics match his previous standards, and the group execute the album well, but it feels too much as if they’re standing in place.
  3. Mar 8, 2022
    70
    As they create their most on-their-terms album to date, Band of Horses manage to lift a weight from your shoulders you perhaps didn’t know was there.