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Hopelust
April 16th 2019


3465 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Good call!

SowingSeason
Moderator
April 16th 2019


33359 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

yeah, better than Helplessness Blues...that's a lot to fathom

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Observer
Staff Reviewer
April 23rd 2019


7578 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

I delved back into this and i like it more. definitely different and quite the statement for the band and especially pecknold. Interested to hear what their next one sounds like, if there is one.

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Kompys2000
April 23rd 2019


3549 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is probably their worst record and it's still not that bad, it just doesn't have the same warm, pastoral vibe that their first 2 have.

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Observer
Staff Reviewer
April 23rd 2019


7578 Comments

Album Rating: 3.7

Yeah id agree there, it also sounds conflicted in places. Dig the progressive/experimental places but less user friendly, actually way less user friendly.

JesperL
April 23rd 2019


501 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

might have to bump this up to a 5

SowingSeason
Moderator
April 23rd 2019


33359 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I think this is the best thing they've done. When I hear this album, it's actually hard to go back to Helplessness Blues and appreciate it on the same level because Crack-Up is so much more experimental and challenging.

Kompys2000
April 23rd 2019


3549 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That's fair, I just feel like "experimental and challenging" doesn't really play to Pecknold's strengths as a songwriter, or at least to what I find appealing about his writing.

JesperL
April 23rd 2019


501 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i'd agree that this is their best work. always considered helplesness blues to be their best, but this works so perfectly as an album. hb has the better individual tracks, but there's not a song on this i'd skip.



on top of that, i (now) have some very nice memories attached to this record from around the time it was released, which definitely helps haha

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
April 23rd 2019


18888 Comments

Album Rating: 4.3 | Sound Off

This has some duds, mainly the more popular songs, but so many breathtaking and amazing moments overall.

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SowingSeason
Moderator
April 23rd 2019


33359 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Cassius is so underrated...that outro is breathtaking

dmathias52
May 31st 2019


1123 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The last four songs are near flawless, what a brilliant run to end it off. The things before get a little too experimental for me, especially listening back to back with Helplessness Blues. Miss the “folk-ier” portions. But again, only two listens so far and this definitely seems like one that needs more than that.

On Another Ocean though. Phew. Beautiful.

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EyesWideShut
June 9th 2019


5215 Comments


Yea im taking this over Helplessness, this joint an excellent winter album and a damn good summer album too

SowingSeason
Moderator
June 9th 2019


33359 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Take it from someone who has had Helplessness Blues ranked as a decade top 10 album since 2010 - this record is even better.

EyesWideShut
June 9th 2019


5215 Comments


real

theBoneyKing
June 9th 2019


18302 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nah, Helplessness is the perfect balance between melodic, tighter songwriting and flowing, progressive instrumentation. This one gets a bit too stuck up its own ass at times, it doesn’t stick with me quite as much.

DoofDoof
June 9th 2019


7333 Comments


Haven't listened to this in ages got to admit

Trophycase
June 9th 2019


1899 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Nah, Helplessness is the perfect balance between melodic, tighter songwriting and flowing, progressive instrumentation. This one gets a bit too stuck up its own ass at times, it doesn’t stick with me quite as much. "



Spot on

DoofDoof
June 9th 2019


7333 Comments


Helplessness is my least favourite but i'm not entirely sure why - might just have been released at the wrong time to grab me

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
June 9th 2019


17747 Comments


father john slays it on Helplessness and that's that on that



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