Promise Everything

Basement - Promise Everything
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2016 Ratings: #288 / 760
User Score
Based on 40 ratings
2016 Ratings: #482
January 29, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

With Promise Everything, Basement have returned stronger than ever, and have taken great care to capitalize on the most effective aspects of their previous sounds to make a dynamic and cohesive whole here.

90
The Line of Best Fit

With a sense of perfection that may be tumultuous, Promise Everything is as real a record as you'll find. Swooning in some places and stormy in others, Basement have never sounded this good.

80
AllMusic

With Promise Everything, Basement return from the brink of oblivion and deliver an album that more than lives up to its title.

80
DIY
There’s a sense of delicacy to their tracks which marries brilliantly with their more driven moments ... and results in a record that feels cathartic but never ruthless, freeing but still subtle.
80
Drowned in Sound
In shifting away from the heavier side of their previous records however, Basement have shown themselves to be more than just another emo band, they've proven themselves as massively competent musicians in their own right.
70
Clash
Their future is full of possibilities; thankfully they didn’t go before their time after all, as ‘Promise Everything’ is their best work yet.
70
PopMatters

Though it doesn’t add much new to the established Basement canon, Promise Everything is tight, fresh and exhilarating.

58
Sputnikmusic

Promise Everything is a solid collection of songs written by a band that, over the course of 3 albums, have shown that they rarely write a bad song. However, the majority of the songs feel a little too secure within their own skin; a little too tentative to deviate from the safety of their rough midtempo origins.

50
Pitchfork
It’s less Warped Tour and more KROQ Weenie Roast: the depressive offspring of Mineral and Jimmy Eat World.
KiteMan
70
I was really utterly disappointed by this album. The two other Basement albums I’ve heard are absolutely spectacular, Colourmeinkindness and Beside Myself, and they were a great way of introducing me into the emo genre. But this one really fell short for me, especially as I had heard so many good things about it. Now, I still wouldn’t call this a bad album or anything, just not what I anticipated. It just doesn’t seem to have nearly as much emotion poured into it as the two ... read more
tha138
53
Third album for the british band that sounds like one of those american bands who confuse, consciously, the term alternative rock with mainstream practises.
twwalter
65
Basement refreshing updates melodic emo and pop punk with a slightly rougher edge. It allows for several pleasurable tracks that feel way too short, but throughout the album there's a few too many sluggish tracks.

Favorite tracks: Oversized, Promise Everything
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#39/BLARE

Track List

  1. Brother's Keeper
  2. Hanging Around
  3. Lose Your Grip
  4. Aquasun
  5. Submission
  6. Oversized
  7. Blinded Bye
  8. For You the Moon
  9. Promise Everything
  10. Halo
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