Album
Infinite Arms
Overview
User Reviews
Artist
Band of Horses

Infinite Arms by Band of Horses

Band of Horses - Infinite Arms
CRITIC SCORE
68
Based on 17 reviews
2010 Rank: #412 / 641
USER SCORE
76
Based on
16 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Try & Buy
Amazon
iTunes
Spotify
Rdio
Share & Discuss

CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Drowned in Sound

What does America sound like? We know what it looks like. It's beautiful enough to make you cry. It's ugly enough to make you sick. America’s soul is similarly conflicted. One minute it's a country defined by its benevolence. The next its belligerence shocks the world. The character of American music isn’t so far removed from all that. Whether under the Americana banner or not, the American sound can be characterised as much by its tonal and lyrical referencing to mountains, plains and coasts as it by its timing and placement among the country's short, but rich history. It’s pretty easy to forget that a country’s culture is usually augmented by its music, not so much the other way around. And while Seattle's Band Of Horses may appear a little callow, stood against the greatness of the North American landscape, their third album Infinite Arms glows with that familiar sound, a sound born with an American heart.

53
Pitchfork

Band of Horses' first two efforts-- 2006's grandiose, heart-on-sleeve Everything All the Time and 2007's Cease to Begin-- are practically of a piece. More of a good thing's not usually a bad thing, but even fans of Cease admitted it was a merely lateral move, one Ben Bridwell and his Band have seemingly taken great strides to correct since. Infinite Arms, their third record, took some 16 months to record and was compiled from dozens of tracks. Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey, and Bill Reynolds joined the fold-- Bridwell is now the only member of the band who featured on Everything-- and each of the Horses lent a hand to the songwriting this time around. Hell, Bridwell's even going around saying stuff like "in many ways, this is the first Band of Horses record." And the result of all this new blood, a year-plus of hard work? More of the same, yet somehow much less.

User Reviews
Siamak
78
This album have a few moments that are unique but that few moments is even more than enough to love it

The Acorn - No Ghost
#411
Ratatat - LP4
#413

Band of Horses - Acoustic at the Ryman

Acoustic at the Ryman

Band of Horses - Mirage Rock

Mirage Rock

Band of Horses - Cease to Begin

Cease to Begin

Band of Horses - Everything All The Time

Everything All The Time

Missing an album by Band of Horses? Click here to add it to the site.

DETAILS

RELEASED: May 18, 2010
FORMAT: LP
GENRE: Indie Rock
WEBSITE: www.bandofhorses.com
TAGS

END OF YEAR LISTS
# 6 - Clash
# 14 - Paste
# 21 - Q Magazine
# 23 - Rhapsody SoundBoard
# 30 - Spinner
MISC LISTS
# 16 - NPR Listeners (Mid Year)
Track List

  1. Factory 
  2. Compliments 
  3. Laredo 
  4. Blue Beard 
  5. On My Way Back Home 
  6. Infinite Arms
  7. Dilly 
  8. Evening Kitchen 
  9. Older 
  10. For Annabelle

Contributions By
royalflush, patton
comments powered by Disqus