- Yellow & Green

Baroness - Yellow & Green
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on 12 reviews
2012 Rank: #186 / 878
USER SCORE
81
Based on
33 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

For those willing to support a progressive band in their selfish exploration of their musical capabilities—give Yellow & Green enough time to bear its soul to you.

85
Pitchfork

This is an impressive effort, one that involved a lot of heavy lifting, and it's best experienced with that sort of commitment.


 

80
Consequence of Sound

Yellow & Green sees Baroness going full-on melodic, embracing space and mood rather than bombast.

72
Paste

Yellow & Green casts off the shackles of expectation while simultaneously taking a measured step in the direction of accessibility.

70
No Ripcord

This is a case where the good does far outweigh the bad, and had this album been a bit more condensed, it would have been one of my favorites this year.

67
A.V. Club

There’s an abundance of good ideas here, all of them fearlessly pursued. Next time, the band just needs to hire an editor.

60
NME

Rather than write this off as a complete dud, though, be prepared to do your own editing. 

SiberianBreaks
79
Baroness go for an even more commercial sound on this double album. For a lot of fans, it will be a disappointing turn and I'll admit that I thought this was pretty average the first few listens. As I became more comfortable with this new direction, I realized just how ambitious and complex of a record this is. Yellow perfectly embodies just what an epic should feel like. The singles that start it off all have attention-grabbing riffs and hooks, while the deeper cuts near the end are some of ... read more
EMR
82
After many listens, Yellow & Green starts to show its true beauty as one of the best Sludge/Stoner Progressive Metal albums of the last years. The songs are intrincate, complex and very well-crafted. The vocals are great and there are actually lots of catchy parts, along with intense, powerful harmonies and instrumental work. Although the "Yellow" half sounds way better than the "Green" one, this is a fresh, massive record and another excellent effort from the americans, ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 13 - BBC
# 12 - MAGNET
# 47 - Paste
# 24 - Pazz & Jop
# 15 - PopMatters
# 15 - SPIN
# 18 - Stereogum
Track List

Disc 1

  1. Yellow Theme
  2. Take My Bones Away
  3. March to the Sea
  4. Little Things
  5. Twinkler
  6. Cocainium
  7. Back Where I Belong
  8. Sea Lungs
  9. Eula

Disc 2

  1. Green Theme
  2. Board Up the House
  3. Mtns. (The Crown & Anchor)
  4. Foolsong
  5. Collapse
  6. Psalms Alive
  7. Stretchmarker
  8. The Line Between
  9. If I Forget Thee, Lowcountry
 
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Added on: April 12, 2012