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AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
March 7th 2012


7432 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Finally got around to this. Disappointed.

jrowa001
March 7th 2012


8750 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is a good album but doesnt top their other ones. still Shearwater make music that really hits me

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
March 10th 2012


10385 Comments


Aww, this album's disappointing me a little on the first listen. The Golden Archipelago felt much more moving

Digging: Thou - Heathen

henryChinaski
March 11th 2012


2851 Comments


First track is so good.

Digging: Angels and Airwaves - The Dream Walker

lucazade22
March 11th 2012


532 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

first track is indeed great but on the whole it doesn't feel particularly exciting or fresh

po0ty
March 15th 2012


493 Comments


are these guys still make me wanna hang myself depressing?

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
March 17th 2012


7025 Comments


i wish. they're too nondescript to do that though

Gyromania
March 18th 2012


16143 Comments


This album is actually kind of playful, which is why Ali doesn't like it. Y'know, it's not all depressing and shit, so.

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
March 18th 2012


7025 Comments


a matt 4.5, what a surprise

Gyromania
March 18th 2012


16143 Comments


You're a downer. Go listen to your depressing emo shit.

irv
April 1st 2012


4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Really fallen for this album - new to the band though so I don't know how it compares to their other work. Animal Life is an absolutely brilliant track, great energy and when it finally fully kicks in, wow. Immaculate is another standout, though to be honest I don't think any of the tracks are filler. Top stuff.

BewilderedLemon
April 6th 2012


123 Comments


Vocalist sounds like Tom Smith from the Editors.

Digging: Bobby Barnett - Little Wounds

balcaen
April 23rd 2012


3183 Comments


Haven't enjoyed them since Rook but this review encouraged me to check it out. Thanks Robin.

I dig this, might grow on me, I think. Really works well as a subdued folk-pop album for the summer.

captaincrunch11
May 10th 2012


1246 Comments


Saw these guys open for St. Vincent. Kinda meh if you ask me.

mvood
July 4th 2012


818 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

surprised not more people like this, it's nowhere near their older stuff but the first half is just magnificent especially
Dread Sovereign

tef
October 29th 2013


33 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Can't seem to make much of the review. Maybe my english is not good enough or something... Album is good. My favourite Shearwater album, next to Rook

Underflow
March 21st 2014


2675 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Finally gave this a spin. Great record!

themainmast
July 5th 2014


253 Comments


"you as you were" is one of the most moving and beautifully intense songs i've ever heard.



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