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Baroness - Yellow & Green

Baroness - Yellow & Green
CRITIC SCORE
76
Based on 12 reviews
2012 Rank: #153 / 664
USER SCORE
81
Based on
15 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters
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
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
Consequence of Sound

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

72
Paste
Paste

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

70
No Ripcord
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
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
NME

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

User Reviews
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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DETAILS

RELEASED: July 17, 2012
FORMAT: LP
GENRE: Sludge Metal
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 13 - BBC
# 12 - MAGNET
# 47 - Paste
# 24 - Pazz and Jop
# 15 - PopMatters
# 15 - SPIN
# 18 - Stereogum
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Added on: April 12, 2012