• Record Label: ATO
  • Release Date: Feb 3, 2015
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
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  1. Mojo
    Feb 18, 2015
    80
    Occasionally, the histrionics and faux-biblical warnings of this guitar-drum duo tread a fine Spinal Tap line, but they do its majestically they can only be admired. [Mar 2015, p.95]
  2. 80
    It is a little daunting at first approach, but stylistic breadth and dynamic shifts make up for the stark brutality of their sound.
  3. Feb 2, 2015
    80
    In short, another first-rate album from a group that keep adding new facets without ignoring their past.
  4. Jan 30, 2015
    80
    With We Are Undone, Two Gallants have created an album that is enviable in its quality and consistency.
  5. Feb 3, 2015
    72
    Side B of We Are Undone calms down with a few bewildered ballads, but ultimately, Two Gallants’ return marks the most polished release of their long and diverse 13-year career.
  6. Alternative Press
    Feb 2, 2015
    70
    A sprawling, diverse affair. [Mar 2015, p.94]
  7. Uncut
    Jan 29, 2015
    70
    Two Gallants can swagger and rage like The Black Keys, but they can also find moments of ambient bliss to complement songs of helplessness and regret. [Mar 2015, p.82]
  8. Jan 29, 2015
    70
    Stevens and Vogel have been playing together for almost 22 years now, if you can believe that, and We Are Undone is a fine addition to their catalogue.
  9. Feb 2, 2015
    69
    In its often inchoate roar, We Are Undone bears little resemblance to the laser-focus punk-blues of their earlier work. The songs just aren't as good. The most satisfying callback to Two Gallants' halcyon, mid-'00s prime comes in the album's second half.
  10. Feb 5, 2015
    65
    For two guys that have been playing together for over 20 years, they manage to retain their band's sound on We Are Undone while also pushing it forward.
  11. Jan 30, 2015
    60
    Two Gallants’ rulebook may be dusty, weathered and well-worn, but there’s a familiarity to what they’re doing that can’t help but make We Are Undone a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
  12. Q Magazine
    Jan 29, 2015
    60
    We Are Undone is just a little too well put together to convince. [Mar 2015, p.118]
  13. 55
    It’s nice to hear the pair experimenting with their sound and trying to do something new, but it’s unfortunate that the quality of the song writing has seemed to suffer as a result.
  14. Mar 9, 2015
    40
    Though there are portions of We Are Undone which could definitely be considered unhinged, nothing here suggests they’re even close to being undone at this stage.
  15. 25
    We Are Undone, masters the sinking feeling of sharing a sweaty car ride or claustrophobic interrogation room with the bad cop/existential mindfuck cop team of Marty Hart and Rust Cohle.

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