Woods - Strange To Explain
Strange To Explain
70
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TheBoredCritic
84
Woods remain inexhaustible, but time has passed for them too. On their twelfth album, Brooklynites reap the fruits of their fifteen-year career, fearlessly moving between their more experimental instincts and their continual reinterpretation of folk. Recorded months before collaborating with David Berman on that tragic and unforgettable Purple Mountains, Strange to Explain is an album where we expected to find pain, but we ended up finding that complicated feeling that life goes on.
dearsongs
82
Its woods doing what woods does. Continuous cooking grooves, played by some of the best musicians in the indie game. 15 years down and I'm still tuned in. Hope I can see these guys live again in 2021.

Love the album art and the video animations, curiosity of John Andrews (check out his band too).
andyintoronto
71
A lot going on here that's only going to get in my head more with repeated listens this year I suspect.
BEST TRACKS: Strange to Explain, Fell so Hard, Weekend Wind.
ArthurCampo
75
Woods' long discography brings us to the band's tenth album and the consistency continues.

It is safe to say that, as in the vast majority of their projects, "Strange to Explain" plays with the best that the band has to offer and leaves to experiment in the details. With a beautiful mix of folk and psychedelic melodies on the acoustic and electric guitar, but also a vibrant and subtle work on percussion and excellent wind instruments, the band's new album is one of the most ... read more
Rob_StA
77
Top Tracks:
Next to You and the Sea
Where Do You Go When You Dream?
Strange to Explain
DareG
70
Standouts: Weekend Wind, Next to You and the Sea

Dropouts: Light of Day, Be There Still
UnbalancedForce
40
It's just annoying
Felix_96
50
5/10

meh

Fav tracks: Just to Fall Asleep
lucastwss
84
1. Next To You And The Sea - 84
2. Where Do You Go When You Dream? - 84
3. Before They Pass By - 76
4. Can't Get Out - 65
5. Strange To Explain - 100
6. The Void - 78
7. Just To Fall Asleep - 82
8. Fell So Hard - 93
9. Light Of Day - 85
10. Be There Still - 80
11. Weekend Wind -76

Nota: 🍀84
rileyperreault
75
This album sonically is like going outside on an early morning in fall with your sweater on and walking around enjoying the weather and taking in nature. Although in my personal preference, I really like doing this, but I don't love it like others. Maybe this album might grow on me, but for now, some parts of this album don't always click with me right away. But still, when it clicks (which is for most of it) it sounds great, and very hopeful lyrically and sonically. Overall, this is a great ... read more
IosBoog76
93
Get lost in the beautifully groovy sounds of floaty organsmic bliss
NTTR
75
Woods - Strange to Explain

Genre: Psych Folk-Rock
Country: US

Final Verdict: 75% (Very Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 36th / 451

Highlight: Weekend Wind (added to my 2020 best of)

Made me think of:
dEUS
Calexico
Milow
Damien Jurado
77
Better than their last album. It's got some great moments and some dull ones too.
NR
not interesting
usedtobe
82
Laid-back, mellow newest material from indie rock outfit Woods finds them at their most hopeful and wistful with their trademark woozy melodies and thoughtful lyricism. with hints of melancholy. They continue to hit their stride with their sound that captures the end of summer, especially on the closing track, Weekend Wind that bookends the record very well.
Juancete
45
For being psychedelic pop, it sure is kinda flat.
Shearer
81
What a pleasant surprise! This album is so incredibly nice on the ears. It's folksy and mellow but still keeps its groove and excitement. The instrumentals are definitely the stars of this album.
60
It's not bad but it is also not great. Favorite tracks: Where do you go when you dream? and Fell So Hard
SonicDiscovery
74
Brooklyn-based band Woods have been active since 2007 and have been busy during that time, releasing music almost every year and with their newest set Strange to Explain, they embark on their 11th studio album. The band, that consist of permanent members Jeremy Earl on vocals and guitar and multi-instrumentalist and producer Jarvis Taveniere, find a perfect laid back vibe throughout, as they switch from a more psych leaning sound to something more folk oriented. Opening track “Next to You ... read more
2SentenceReview
30
Woods play eveything extremely safe and fail to bring a real emotional feel on Strange to Explain. This indie snoozefest refuses to take any risks and plays down to formulas and cliches that come off as almost saccharine.
mIlk
NR
Чек чек
80
Woods emerge for the first time in 3 years with a full length album. And honestly, it’s a sort of return to form. Yes, it’s not as rustic, low-fi or freaky as anything they did years ago. But it’s full of colorful jams and some of the band’s more emotional material, perfect for these oddball times we live in.

Give A Listen To: “Next to You and the Sea”, “Before They Pass By”, “Can’t Get Out”, “Strange to Explain”, ... read more
gabe5inko_music
81
This album has the charm & comfort of sitting with your friends around a fire on a crisp, fall evening.
prferreira
80
Woods never disappoint. Warm and calm. One more good album.
Greatr
NR
things lasting too long: the album
wasted potential.
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