ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH

SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE - ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #32 / 177
User Score
Based on 146 ratings
2021 Ratings: #63
Liked by 13 people
April 9, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Saddle Creek / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Pitchfork

The outstanding album from the Philadelphia electro-psych trio is reclusive, cryptic, late-night paranoia music. Their oblique songs can evoke an entire landscape of feeling in very few words.

80
Exclaim!

Spirit of the Beehive's unsettling compositions are not for casual listening. On ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH, every fragmented idea is thoughtfully ripped apart and stitched back together with the gusto of a delirious genius.

70
AllMusic

SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE make willfully unorthodox music and seem to dare listeners to keep up with them and make sense of their art, but those who make the effort are rewarded by the band's unbridled creativity and warped yet radiant sense of optimism and excitement.

MasterCrackfox
78
The new album from Spirit of the Beehive, ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH, is like an acid-infused hallucination that feels like a century long but only lasts a few fleeting moments. The cacophony of distortion, psychedelia, and dreaminess can be downright bewildering, but the serenity is like the comedown from the dizzying high that gives you the sense that you've come out enlightened.

The fourth album from Spirit of the Beehive, serving as my personal introduction of the group, is certainly a strange ... read more
Greatr
70
This is one of those ones where you listen to the whole thing and you're like... wait, what? And then you listen to it again... and then a third time, and you're still confused as to whether you liked it or what even happened at all, with brief passages that snap in and out of sense, then dissolve into a bowl of distortion.
avernannes
42
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4.2/10

Guys from SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE really tried to do something remarkable with pop/rock, but instead they got a weird and uncontrolled mixture of mediocre indie and whatever quirky and abstract sound they were able to come up with.
Orlkont
85
Every opportunity that there's a newly released epileptic album, I shall engulf it whole-heartedly. Understanding my own chaos is difficult but it's less chaotic when I listen to this kind of music. It gets noisy but I like it there.
Schmedess
78
The weirdest indie record Ive heard in awhile. It is FULL of amazing ideas and warped soundscapes. I think the tunes get lost in the madness sometimes but there are some incredible highlights here. "I SUCK THE DEVILS COCK" being one of my favorite songs of the year so far.

Favorite Tracks - ENTERTAINMENT, THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN'T DO, BAD SON, RAPID & COMPLETE RECOVERY, THE SERVER IS IMMERSED, WAKE UP, I SUCK THE DEVILS COCK

Least Fav - WRONG CIRLCE
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Track List

  1. ENTERTAINMENT
  2. THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO
  3. WRONG CIRCLE
  4. BAD SON
  5. GIVE UP YOUR LIFE
  6. RAPID & COMPLETE RECOVERY
  7. THE SERVER IS IMMERSED
  8. IT MIGHT TAKE SOME TIME
  9. WAKE UP (IN ROTATION)
  10. I SUCK THE DEVIL’S COCK
  11. DEATH
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Added on: February 3, 2021