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- Veckatimest

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on 24 reviews
2009 Rank: #5 / 799
USER SCORE
86
Based on
271 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. Club

Veckatimest is more song-oriented than its predecessors without sacrificing any experimental tics, making for the band’s most satisfying record yet.

90
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

The band has swapped out the six-minute epics of Yellow House for a greater number of shorter works, packed with just as many concepts but integrated with more skill and with more respect for the pieces as holistic edifices containing a single incredible idea at each of their centers.

Errandboy
82
It's not on the level of Yellow House, but hey, this is another quality release of Tracks from Grizzly Bear. With singles like Two Weeks, how could you go wrong honestly?

Fav Tracks: Two Weeks, Fine for Now, Ready, Able, While You Wait for the Others
GPellizzon
91
One hell of a grower. Beautiful record.

GEMS:
Everything. If I had to pick a least favorite, it'd be "Foreground".
thethirdverse
NR
it's full of personality and beautiful melodies-- one of the first albums in a long time that's really made me feel something.
NR
While there are many good individual songs on this album, the complete and utter lack of cohesion damages it. The album starts off with the driving "Southern Point," a fast-paced, syncopated folk-rock jammer that pumps the listener up for a doozy of a fun ride. But the album immediately switches gears into a different genre and tone altogether to deliver "Two Weeks," an innocent, harmless (but infectious) little pop tune. The next tune, "All We Ask," switches gears ... read more
thelesliesaga
NR
...was my favorite album of 2009; hands down.
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DETAILS

May 26, 2009 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warp / Label
Chris Taylor / Producer
Indie Folk / Genres
grizzly-bear.net / Website
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 2 - A.V. Club
# 14 - Amazon
# 2 - Beats Per Minute
# 4 - Clash
# 8 - Cokemachineglow
# 20 - Complex
# 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
# 1 - The Line of Best Fit
# 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
Contributions By
royalflush, philthy, erik, JediMark, Alex69