The Pet Parade

Fruit Bats - The Pet Parade
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2021 Ratings: #226 / 314
User Score
Based on 72 ratings
2021 Ratings: #110
Liked by 5 people
March 5, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Merge / Label
Indie Pop, Americana / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Uncut

A deeply humane record, perhaps the most vivid in Johnson's long career.

80
American Songwriter

While there is an aural sameness that occasionally feels repetitious, the material is so exquisitely composed, effortlessly recorded and emotionally sung, this isn’t a major shortcoming for an album that gets more impressive each time you hear it.

77
Spectrum Culture

Drifting between dreamy soft rock and psychedelic-infused folk, Eric D. Johnson and Josh Kaufman expressed themselves in a familiar form that they make their own.

70
FLOOD Magazine

As you walk away from this record, Fruit Bats leave you feeling refreshed and full of life—ready to take on anything and everything that comes your way.

70
AllMusic

If The Pet Parade doesn't break new ground, it does offer comfort and compassion wrapped in a honeyed, effortless indie folk that honors the project's now-long tenure.

70
PopMatters

Johnson's Pet Parade isn't hallucinatory or wishful thinking; it's a company well found and a challenge well met.

EdFruscley
85
indescribable feeling of folk at night, a fresh and classic style that remains simply when you finish the album without realizing it
Orlkont
70
During these cold nights, music can stay with you and just chill.
AnthroWobbly
70
Lovely, authentic folk music
nostar
85
If it's not broken, don't fix it.
winitheju
77
Fruit Bats perpetually underrated
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Added on: January 13, 2021