- Mirage Rock

Band of Horses - Mirage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
61
Based on 20 reviews
2012 Rank: #740 / 860
USER SCORE
59
Based on
30 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

86
Paste

Bridwell has never sounded more assured as a songwriter, exploring bold new ideas and penning some of his most poignant lyrics

80
NME

There are still enough highlights within its more classic Band Of Horses moments ... to ensure there’s no risk of the band doing a Kings Of Leon.

70
The 405

It may not be their most coherent work, but, bizarrely given the uncertainly about that it wants to be, it is their most accessible.

70
Consequence of Sound

Mirage Rock manages to stay drunk around the edges when it needs to but sobers up when the songs call for it.

67
A.V. Club

By blending mellow ’70s SoCal folk, heavy ’90s alt-rock, and hints of blander contemporary Southern rock leads to mixed results.

60
PopMatters

Nothing on Mirage Rock demands repeated playing, but a couple tracks come close.

50
Drowned in Sound

It’s not that Mirage Rock is by anyone’s definition a bad record, it’s actually a rather accomplished one, slickly made and smoothly played, but it is painfully easy to ignore.

40
Under The Radar

If Infinite Arms was this band treading water, then Mirage Rock is the band sinking into mediocrity.

40
Pitchfork

Mirage Rock is so lightweight and inconsequential that it really does seem more like an illusion than a record; it's wispy and indiscernible, as if the people who made it had no vision for what it should be.

User Reviews
May 20, 2015
Z.Younk
56
Dumpster World is honestly the one good take and thats sad considering that fact that many classic rock producers took part in its conception.
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DETAILS

September 18, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Glyn Johns / Producer
Indie Rock / Genres
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# 19 - Rolling Stone
Track List
  1. Knock Knock 
  2. How to Live 
  3. Slow Cruel Hands of Time 
  4. A Little Biblical 
  5. Shut-In Tourist 
  6. Dumpster World 
  7. Electric Music 
  8. Everything’s Gonna Be Undone 
  9. Feud 
  10. Long Vows 
  11. Heartbreak on the 101
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Added on: July 10, 2012


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