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Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on 17 reviews
2009 Rank: #4 / 495
USER SCORE
86
Based on
129 ratings

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Pitchfork
Pitchfork

What's perhaps the most remarkable thing about the truly remarkable Veckatimest, however, is how very exciting much of it is; no small feat for a painstaking chamber-pop record that never once veers above the middle tempo.

90
PopMatters
PopMatters

In the three years following Grizzly Bear’s full-band debut, Yellow House, Edward Droste and company didn’t exactly take great pains to keep the details of their new record a secret. And we, the indie faithful, paid very close attention. We read Stereogum and Pitchfork, lingered on Droste’s mod

est eloquence when he granted interviews to a smattering of publications. We learned that the record was conceived and written at the famous Glen Tonche estate in upstate New York, recorded at Droste’s grandmother’s home off Cape Cod, and completed in a church in New York City. We learned that the songs were written by all four members—Droste (guitar), Daniel Rossen (guitar), Christopher Bear (drums) and Chris Taylor (bass/woodwinds/electronics)—instead of Droste and Rossen only. We learned that Nico Muhly would provide string arrangements on several tracks, and that Beach House’s Victoria Legrand would sing on one ("Two Weeks"). We breathed a sigh of relief when “Cheerleader”, an album track released earlier in the year, didn’t let us down. Some of us even managed to hear an awful quality rip of the record months prior to its release, although this was certainly not the band’s intention. It’s almost as if Veckatimest came, saw, conquered and peaced out before stores even began to sell it.

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Siamak
90
They do it for themselves and that's something really nice

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DETAILS

RELEASED: May 26, 2009
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Warp
PRODUCER: Chris Taylor
GENRE: Indie Folk
WEBSITE: grizzly-bear.net
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 2 - A.V. Club
# 14 - Amazon
# 11 - Consequence of Sound
# 6 - Drowned in Sound
# 13 - MOJO
# 10 - musicOMH
# 6 - NME
# 2 - No Ripcord
# 1 - NPR
# 11 - Paste
# 6 - Pitchfork
# 2 - PopMatters
# 2 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 13 - Q Magazine
# 21 - Rolling Stone
# 4 - Spin
# 2 - Stereogum
# 12 - Tiny Mix Tapes
# 8 - Uncut
Track List
  1. Southern Point
  2. Two Weeks
  3. All We Ask
  4. Fine for Now
  5. Cheerleader
  6. Dory
  7. Ready, Able
  8. About Face
  9. Hold Still
  10. While You Wait for the Others
  11. I Live with You
  12. Foreground
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