Same As You

Polar Bear - Same As You
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2015 Ratings: #157 / 770
User Score
Based on 14 ratings
March 31, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
The Leaf Label / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Guardian
It’s another uncategorisable and understated triumph.
80
The Skinny

Same As You feels the musical equivalent of someone stroking your hair and suggesting that they put on the kettle. Not to make it sound in any way homely – it’s far from that, it’s just deliciously reassuring.

80
musicOMH
This is music that can easily be enjoyed on a range of levels – it works well as background mood music but is also enhanced by close listening on headphones, revealing its attention to small sonic details and almost imperceptible shifts in sensation.
80
AllMusic

Same as You bears a less forceful signature than previous Polar Bear offerings, but it is also their most musically satisfying album.

80
PopMatters

Same As You is minimalism in its most dynamic form; it is the album that has always been missing from anyone’s collection and one which perfectionists of jazz discipline will probably repel.

75
The Line of Best Fit

Same As You isn’t going to be the most exciting release from Polar Bear you’ll hear, but it is a solid and entirely welcomd release from a band who rarely put a foot wrong.

70
Drowned in Sound
There’s less freewheeling improvisational spirit than perhaps you’d expect, instead there’s a real desire to cast a mood, one of optimism and warmth.
50
Clash
Its dedication to sparseness and letting each instrument shine is admirable, and it's a welcome antidote to the kitchen sink production techniques that plague much of modern music, but despite its undoubted intricacy, it often feels like there should be more going on.
76fex
77
Never assuming.... never overbearing.... always respecting your personal space
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
onlylivingboy
88
Consistency in inconsistency is this outfits strongest suit and they were it better with every record.
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Track List

  1. Life Love and Light
  2. We Feel the Echoes
  3. The First Steps
  4. Of Hi Lands
  5. Dont Let the Feeling Go
  6. Unrelenting Unconditional
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Added on: March 12, 2015