The Walkmen - Heaven

The Walkmen - Heaven
CRITIC SCORE
79
Based on 24 reviews
2012 Rank: #90 / 801
USER SCORE
80
Based on
78 ratings

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91
A.V. Club

For The Walkmen, heaven is a place where the momentous has become mundane, and vice versa. 

90
musicOMH

This disc proves that their ascension to lofty heights is complete and something heavenly indeed.

90
Drowned in Sound

It presents as their most accessible and open-hearted record to date, teeming with melodicism and a more concise framework in comparison with the jagged rocks and sharpened stakes of their previous creations.

84
Paste

Its significance stems from the band’s growth and evolution, primarily reflected in the lyrics.

81
Pitchfork

Heaven feels infectiously drunk on its own good fortune and kicks out a barstool for you to drink alongside it.

80
Consequence of Sound

Flawed individuals making nearly flawless music is a hallmark of rock, so it’s no surprise that this is The Walkmen’s first rock and roll record.

80
Beats Per Minute

Thoroughly enjoyable from front to back, Heaven oozes confidence and polish.

70
PopMatters

It is not their finest hour, since its 47 minutes end up feeling longer than either You & Me or Lisbon, but it may be their most compelling. 

70
Under The Radar

It's difficult not to feel that something essential and elemental to The Walkmen's aesthetic is missing from most of Heaven

70
The 405

Ultimately, it's the sound of both courage and comfort .. lacing together everything that has defined them over an underappreciated, twelve-year spell.

70
No Ripcord

Heaven may be one of the Walkmen’s more detached efforts thus far.

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DETAILS

May 29, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Possum/Bella Union / Label
Phil Ek / Producer
Indie Rock / Genres
thewalkmen.com / Website
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 18 - A.V. Club
# 48 - AllMusic
# 43 - Cokemachineglow
# 34 - DIY
# 1 - MAGNET
# 14 - Paste
# 13 - PopMatters
# 11 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 43 - Spinner
# 8 - Stereogum
Track List
  1. We Can’t Be Beat 
  2. Love Is Luck 
  3. Heartbreaker 
  4. The Witch 
  5. Southern Heart 
  6. Line by Line 
  7. Song for Leigh 
  8. Nightingales 
  9. Jerry Jr.’s Tune 
  10. The Love You Love 
  11. Heaven 
  12. No One Ever Sleeps 
  13. Dreamboat
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