Yellow & Green

Baroness - Yellow & Green
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2012 Ratings: #210 / 1032
User Score
Based on 126 ratings
2012 Ratings: #80
Liked by 1 person
July 17, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sludge Metal / Genres
yourbaroness.com / Website
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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. 

Toasterqueen12
88
Baroness provides a sound that is basically the auditory experience of.....this "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIMpJ2OO3Ng"

The first time you here a Baroness song you're mezmerised. It's like an ancient beast being awakened from the ocean. It's storm battered body flailing in the wind as the tidal waves it cause gather over your boat. "This is it" you think, when suddenly a gateway to the heavens opens up and divine light protects you from the oncoming tsunamis.

The ... read more
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
MasterCrackfox
80
On Yellow & Green, Baroness take their biggest dynamic shift in their sound and the largest and riskiest leap in their format. Their third full length, a double LP, goes in a more melodic direction and even takes more of an anthemic turn. The vocals are more pronounced and the guitar work is a completely different side of heavy, feeling warmer and perhaps even more welcoming. By no means does this focus on melody lead to a weaker release, nor does it feel like the group are going ... 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
TopTier
70
Just too long if you ask me. At the end i was just waiting for it to be over. However the majority of the songs on this lp are good and i think the songwriting is as strong as ever
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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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Added on: April 12, 2012