Yellow & Green

Baroness - Yellow & Green
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Based on 14 reviews
2012 Ratings: #192 / 946
User Score
Based on 89 ratings
2012 Ratings: #91
July 17, 2012 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

For those willing to support a progressive band in their selfish exploration of their musical capabilities—give Yellow & Green enough time to bear its soul to you.

85
Pitchfork

This is an impressive effort, one that involved a lot of heavy lifting, and it's best experienced with that sort of commitment.


 

80
Consequence of Sound

Yellow & Green sees Baroness going full-on melodic, embracing space and mood rather than bombast.

72
Paste

Yellow & Green casts off the shackles of expectation while simultaneously taking a measured step in the direction of accessibility.

70
No Ripcord

This is a case where the good does far outweigh the bad, and had this album been a bit more condensed, it would have been one of my favorites this year.

67
A.V. Club

There’s an abundance of good ideas here, all of them fearlessly pursued. Next time, the band just needs to hire an editor.

60
NME

Rather than write this off as a complete dud, though, be prepared to do your own editing. 

musicmagpie55
81
FEELING these oats

So this was my first experience with Baroness (I am soft, don't judge), and holy shiz this is such fun. I would not consider myself a hard rock 'slut,' but the way that they meld pop melodies with heavier instrumentation makes me giggle in the best way possible. I would never think of this music, nor would I think of this music as being so friggin exciting and fun. I typically get uncomfortable with men yelling in my ears, but John Baizley is now an exception because he ... read more
JustSomeGuy
74
Baroness' lightest release yet provides us with some of their best and worst work to this point.

Their double-album Yellow & Green is a really mixed bag for me. The entire first half of this was by far their best album, but the latter half was their worst album yet. It honestly disappointed me so much that I'm going to review both sides individually.

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The Yellow section of this album is by far the band's best ... read more
TheRootBoy
64
Both Yellow and Green respectively have their own reviews on each of their own sections on AOTY.org so I'm mainly going to be discussing in brief my feeling for this album as a whole. Yellow & Green is chocked full of undesirable content. By how many tracks this album has there are some underwhelming moments that make this project feel like such a drag you'll have t stop listening after the first half of the record before it gets really boring. This would have been a lot better if it ... read more
jamius
70
Wait, WTF? How did Baroness take such a sharp turn into the modern hard rock radio lane? Save for the guitar histrionics -- which continue to delight despite this new sound -- this is hardly the Baroness of Red and Blue.
MasterCrackfox
79
A huge double album undertaking that is a good listen throughout with very little downtime in terms of quality listening.

Favorite track: March To The Sea
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#12/MAGNET
#13/BBC
#15/PopMatters
#15/SPIN
#16/Treble
#18/Stereogum
#24/Pazz & Jop
#47/Paste

Track List

Disc 1

  1. Yellow Theme
  2. Take My Bones Away
  3. March to the Sea
  4. Little Things
  5. Twinkler
  6. Cocainium
  7. Back Where I Belong
  8. Sea Lungs
  9. Eula

Disc 2

  1. Green Theme
  2. Board Up the House
  3. Mtns. (The Crown & Anchor)
  4. Foolsong
  5. Collapse
  6. Psalms Alive
  7. Stretchmarker
  8. The Line Between
  9. If I Forget Thee, Lowcountry
 
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