Ultimate Painting - Green Lanes
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2015 Ratings: #583 / 771
User Score
Based on 20 ratings
August 7, 2015 / Release Date
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Trouble In Mind / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Listening to the beautiful, restful, and balanced sounds of Green Lanes, one hopes that they do indeed continue to work together for years and years.

80
DIY
The gentle harmonies encompass the whole record within an air of tranquility, while their considered approach to hazy guitar progressions and penchant for subtle additions further display the natural adeptness they possess.
74
Pitchfork
Just as Real Estate's music gathers meaning in nostalgia, Cooper and Hoare tap into universal experiences that approach profundity rather than mundanity.
70
Under The Radar
It's low-key rock through a real-life Instagram lens with guitar solos to boot.
70
musicOMH

Ultimate Painting certainly won’t ever be everyone’s masterpiece of a band and Green Lanes ain’t no Mona Lisa either. It’s a pastel water coloured effort that’s like The Byrds with less shimmering jangle, The Beatles with less melodious catchiness, The Velvet Underground with less fuzz and Lou Reed drawl: but it works.

65
The Line of Best Fit

Green Lanes is rooted in it's own moment, passing without much incident, shining brief, but bright, and remaining charming.

60
The 405

Although Green Lanes is a total bore, it is cool how they bear this mask on a handful of different songs.

60
The Skinny
Ultimate Painting’s second full-length radiates a very comforting warmth, either despite or because of its familiarity. Wistful jangling at its best.
60
The Guardian
There’s little evidence the duo had a mission to make the album of a lifetime. It’s more of a heavenly-sounding hobby.
43
Consequence of Sound

Ultimate Painting’s professional execution makes for an agreeable listen, but it’s hard to imagine Green Lanes as anything more than a forgettable addition to your “Indie/Alt” playlist on Spotify.

Sinestroll
90
★★★★★: (I've Got the) Sanctioned Blues • Kodiak • The Ocean • Paying the Price • Break the Chain
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#18/Gigwise
#41/Rough Trade
#46/Piccadilly Records

Track List

  1. Kodiak
  2. Sweet Chris
  3. (I've Got The) Sanctioned Blues
  4. The Ocean
  5. Two From the Vault
  6. The Ocean (Reprise)
  7. Break the Chain
  8. I Was Lost
  9. Tee Zee Em
  10. Paying the Price
  11. Woken By Noises
  12. Out In the Cold
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