Beware and Be Grateful

Maps & Atlases - Beware and Be Grateful
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2012 Ratings: #526 / 949
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Based on 3 ratings
April 17, 2012 / Release Date
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Barsuk / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
A.V. Club

The Chicago band injects just enough focus and fluidity to make the songs fun, without compromising to the point of becoming another arty, African-inspired Vampire Weekend rip-off. 

70
musicOMH

It’s a collection of tracks that needs proper digestion in order to pick through the intricate layering and amalgam of styles that mix the band’s longstanding math influences with a clear inclination towards African rhythms.

70
No Ripcord

Beware and Be Grateful certainly has plenty of elements…perhaps even too many.

51
Beats Per Minute

They sound like too much like themselves and too much like the others, and even if you discount the pinpoint instrumentation, it’s depressingly calculated.

50
Consequence of Sound

Beware and Be Grateful takes away the edge of their debut, creating a tightly focused and traditional record full of hook-riddled pop nuggets

50
NME

What’s missing is any emotional contrast to stop all that cleverness from sounding overwhelming.

40
Drowned in Sound

There’s undoubtedly some clever stuff going on under its surface, but when it makes you feel nothing you have to wonder, what’s the point?

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END OF YEAR LISTS

#18/Slant

Track List

  1. Old & Gray 
  2. Fever 
  3. Winter 
  4. Remote & Dark Years 
  5. Silver Self 
  6. Vampires 
  7. Be Three Years Old 
  8. Bugs 
  9. Old Ash 
  10. Important
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Added on: April 2, 2012