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More Than Any Other Day

Ought - More Than Any Other Day
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2014 Ratings: #67 / 845
User Score
Based on 236 ratings
2014 Ratings: #67
April 29, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Constellation / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

With their mix of righteous but mischievous poetry and charging music and dramatic vocals, Ought have conjured one of the most refreshing and inspiring rock records of the year. 

90
Drowned in Sound

Steeped in the postpunk aesthetic, a well-established rock style that nonetheless remains richer and deeper than any other in formal possibilities, this is a record that conflates doubt and optimism while at surface remaining aggressively articulate.

84
Pitchfork

It’s an anxious, distressed record to be sure—brimming with feelings of disaffection and dislocation—but it presents itself as such simply to show you how that nervous energy can be put to more positive, constructive use. 

80
AllMusic

On the whole, More Than Any Other Day is a deeply refreshing listen, bursting at the seams with joy and anger and less indebted to its long list of influences than it is an entity greater than the sum of its parts.

75
Consequence of Sound

Ought’s blistering More Than Any Other Day, the Montreal-formed quartet’s debut, is a post-punk album on the surface, armed with barbed wire guitars and conspicuous hi-hats. It works best, however, when it’s hastily becoming something rather than settling itself into one pocket. 

vitenrique
95
I reeeeally enjoy listening to this album. Even with a bunch of notable influences, it carries originality. Tim's performance, the guitars' dances, the bass guiding through mysterious and couriously funny places, the simple but perfect drums: everything and everyone in this album pulls up the listener to the most liberating mosh pits inside the mind.

Must listen: Today More Than Any Other Day (an anthem!), Habit, Gemini.
rosevean
78
#1 Pleasant Heart
#2 Today More Than Any Other Day
#3 Habit
#6 Around Again
#7 Clarity!
quaca_muhly
86
A solid post-punk album with really catchy songs
GABRIELinHELL
80
Very good
usedtobe
79
Debut steeped with 70s/80s rock with a catchy edge, this is a solid work from one of the distinct modern voices of post punk. The Weather Song is my jam for all seasons.
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Track List

  1. Pleasant Heart
  2. Today More Than Any Other Day
  3. Habit
  4. The Weather Song
  5. Forgiveness
  6. Around Again
  7. Clarity!
  8. Gemini
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Added on: April 28, 2014