More Than Any Other Day

Ought - More Than Any Other Day
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2014 Ratings: #66 / 845
User Score
Based on 213 ratings
2014 Ratings: #45
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. 

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
MarkCooper
71
Pretty weak first half but they really make up for it in the end. They don't have as strong an identity on here, but it is their debut so it's more than forgivable.

Favorite Tracks: Forgiveness, The Weather Song, Gemini
EMR
77
On their debut, Ought brought even more light to the already very bright post-punk scene last year, among huge names such as Viet Cong and Iceage. Though Ought distinct themselves with less aggressive sonority and limited use of distortion and noise itself. Instead, their utter feeling of energy and pummel comes from the brillant lyricism and thoughtful provocateur position from the whole band, with mentally structured tracks like Today More Than Any Other Day and Gemini, in opposition to the ... read more
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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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thisisabtlgrnd, patton, erik, philthy
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Added on: April 28, 2014