...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - XI: Bleed Here Now
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2022 Ratings: #336 / 493
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Based on 34 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
Pitchfork
The Austin band returns with its longest and loosest record, characterized by a new sense of lightness.
70
Spectrum Culture

They succeed beyond their wildest dreams, as virtually every single aspect of XI: Bleed Here Now seems teleported from some distant past, when rock records were taken seriously, with overly earnest teenagers pouring over lyric sheets and album artwork like a prophecy.

60
Kerrang!

A trimmed down version would have been the best …Trail Of Dead album in 20 years, but this sprawling incarnation remains a comforting reminder of the warmth and weirdness of these perennial outsiders.

Music_Nerds
97

While Billy Corgan keeps telling us that the perceivably epic Mellon Collie Mach II is just on the horizon from out of absolutely nowhere Trail Of The Dead just drop this one on our collective heads. Just casually delivering the goods and making good on Billy’s promise themselves in their own unique way with their very own Magnum Opus recorded in Quadraphonic no less! ‘Bleed Here Now’.
*THANKS FOR THE 900 FOLLOWERS AOTY*

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surlace
60

Bloated, same-y, predictable... but by no means is this a bad project. There are some good ideas here for sure, but it doesn't leave an impression on me whatsoever.

Barelydead
61

Too many filler tracks.

Highlights: "Golden Sail", "Water Tower"

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Added on: May 6, 2022