ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH

SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE - ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #159 / 427
User Score
Based on 480 ratings
2021 Ratings: #231
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Beats Per Minute

The band’s shape-shifting compositions create a forward momentum well suited to a journey through different levels of Hell on Earth.

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.

82
Paste

After establishing themselves as one of the most unique acts on the indie-rock landscape for three albums in a row, it’s heartening to see Spirit of the Beehive take their music even further.

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.

80
No Ripcord

The trio seems more determined and passionate in how they concoct their witches' brew of ideas, knowingly aware of how the plot unfolds while convincing us that anything kept a secret doesn't matter.

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.

70
The Needle Drop

Spirit of the Beehive's sonic mayhem makes up for some occasionally lackluster songwriting.

70
FLOOD Magazine

Spirit of the Beehive takes you on a sonic highway of left turns and fractured noise to lure you into dead ends and unsolvable mysteries—because ultimately ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH is about the journey, not the destination.

BaddieBaphomet
60
I was really hoping I would enjoy this record. I’ve been in the mood for some more unconventional music lately and the highly rated reviews had made me very excited. However, SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE missed the mark and didn’t manage to leave any sort of impact with me on “ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH”.

You’ll probably notice that this review is much shorter in comparison to other reviews I’ve been writing lately, and to be honest that’s because ... read more
Greatr
80
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.
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
orangedroog65
88
Users are getting things so wrong this year lol. Not the best of the year, but shouldn’t be struggling to stay green, sheesh!
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.
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Track List

1ENTERTAINMENT
2:44
2THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO
2:59
3WRONG CIRCLE
2:51
4BAD SON
2:51
5GIVE UP YOUR LIFE
2:54
6RAPID & COMPLETE RECOVERY
4:01
7THE SERVER IS IMMERSED
2:49
8IT MIGHT TAKE SOME TIME
2:38
9WAKE UP (IN ROTATION)
2:56
10I SUCK THE DEVIL’S COCK
6:40
11DEATH
3:18
Total Length: 36 minutes
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Added on: February 3, 2021