The Invisible Way

Low - The Invisible Way
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2013 Ratings: #312 / 1080
User Score
Based on 65 ratings
2013 Ratings: #227
Liked by 1 person
March 19, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop / Label
Jeff Tweedy / Producer
Indie Rock / Genres
chairkickers.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

It’s as if Low has taken its tried-and-true songwriting formula—a slow buildup into a smoldering climax—and stretched it to the length of an entire album. And an entirely superb one.

80
DIY

The Low we encounter on 'The Invisible Way' appears to have undergone an inversion; it is no longer Sparhawk's mildly irascible voice which dominates. 

80
musicOMH

There’s a majestic soulfulness here too that makes The Invisible Way one of their strongest, most coherent works.

80
PopMatters

Low have changed over the years, but they’ve remained vital, and The Invisible Way is one heck of a birthday present for the rest of us.

80
The Fly

Their 11th album, ‘The Invisible Way’, sounds so cleanly born and so fully satisfying that, by the measure of previous albums, it won’t change their position in the industry one bit. 

73
Pitchfork

The album sounds so good-- and so quintessentially Low-- that the music distracts from the occasionally weak songwriting, which is just what it’s supposed to do.

73
Beats Per Minute

The songs on the album sound as if they’ve come together quickly and naturally, which is also good from the listener’s perspective as none can be heard as too challenging or overwrought.

70
Drowned in Sound

The Invisible Way is above all a record that’s comforting in its familiarity and reliability. It’s the sound of Low passing up the opportunity for a twentieth-anniversary blow-out and opting instead for a quiet get-together with old friends.

70
Consequence of Sound

True to its penchant for understatement, Low has marked two decades and ten albums with a humble, intimate LP.

70
The 405

While half the record has my tongue tangling itself up with rampant hyperbole, there is no shortage of lesser songs here.

70
No Ripcord

Hiring Jeff Tweedy to helm The Invisible Way takes Low into a slightly new direction, but still finds them at a happy confluence of beauty and drabness that shows their strengths as versatile, low-key performers. 

65
Under The Radar

The Invisible Way may be a distillation of previous outings, but the new production style and emphasis on feminine vocals is a welcome change for a group that experienced some growing pains this decade. 

65
Paste

If Low is a tricycle, then Invisible Way finds them slowed by one seriously flat tire.

paralirava
9
Critically acclaimed
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
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Added on: November 28, 2012