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Goomix246
90

Ok, I don't even know where to start this review bcs it's not my usual thing, I just rate albums and that's it, no commentary on WHY I gave it that rating. But I want my take on this album to be heard. The Beths have such a beautiful and bittersweet way of portraying heartbreak, loneliness or even longing, longing for the past, the fear of changing, the fear of what that change might bring. Mainly the thing that made me talk about this was the last song on the album, "2am". It's just, ... read more

ARTPOP
77

75+2=77💚

Nada de novo ou de espetacular sobre o sol,na verdade esse disco fica até meio monótono pela metade,mas é um bom álbum de Indie Rock e tem os seus destaques.

Felix_96
60

6/10

solid

Fav tracks: Expert In A Dying Field, Silence Is Golden, When You Know You Know

Camelcap
77

Pretty good it's ok

TurtwigsTaste
78

This is pretty great all around indie rock album that easily has the best consistency of all indie rock bands. I enjoyed her vocals, instruments and even the lyrics blending all at once. The words chosen to do the chorus is real nice with her sort of fast singing fitting the guitars so well. Favorite songs are Knees Deep, Best Left, 2 Am and I Told You I Was Afraid.

Tracklist Ratings
1 Expert in a Dying Field 7/10
2 Knees Deep 9/10
3 Silence Is Golden 8/10
4 Your Side 7/10
5 I Want to Listen ... read more

Crx
60

EIADF starts of with a fantastic opening track and a pretty catchy first half, the album does start to drag and feel somewhat samey in the second half though.

80

Welcome to a new episode of, "Is This Good Music or Does The Lead Singer Just Have a Sexy Accent." This week's answer is: idk, but I like it!

winitheju
83

The Beths are masters in making songs sound simultaneously fresh and comfortingly familiar

NTTR
60

The Beths - Expert In A Dying Field

Genre: Indie Rock
Country: New Zealand

Final Verdict: 60% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 425th / 704

Highlight: Your Side

Made me think of:
Courtney Barnett
Frances Quinlan
Charly Bliss

limeonade_palm
70

some absolute bangers on this

David_CasillasZ
86

Un álbum sobre rupturas que esconde más de lo que aparenta

The Beths es una agrupación indie surgida a finales de la década pasada, y obtuvo una gran relevancia en 2018 con "Future Me Hates Me", y una recepción más discreta con "Jump Rope Gazers" en 2020; desde ese entonces, se han mantenido constantes en las listas de fin de año y esperan replicar su éxito, colocándose como una gran alternativa para los ... read more

tentoir
72

a solid power pop album, but i feel like it does go on a little bit too long for something that remains relatively one-note.

JacobStandridge
85

Loving the heck out of this project. The Beths have created one of the catchiest and well written records this year. Every track has a catchy melody combined with fantastic instrumental to accompany it. Vocals are good as well but it's the melodies here that I think really shine through. What I love most is that each track feels fresh and explores a different sound from pop to punk rock. Some of the riffs remind me of classic Blink 182 or QOTSA. They work extremely well here and bring a slight ... read more

DylanG
83

I love good power pop

Crazynumnums
83

Nothing here is mindblowing, but it's all just so consistent. Can't think of a single song here other than I Want To Listen which I would consider skipping

coStSoc
80

Nothing flashy and that's whats great about it. Makes sense cause they're from Aotearoa :)

TheRam
80

The Beth’s are a fun band, they make good tunes, however this album presents some of their best tunes yet.

I’ve been vaguely familiar with this band,
I heard a few of their tracks off their debut album Future Me Hates Me. I can tell you one thing though I wasn’t expecting it to be near this good. It’s not an overly complicated album, it’s pretty simple in terms of production and I think that’s the beauty of it because despite this it still manages to ... read more

noisejunkie
30

when you know, you now... you know?
song number 9 title can be easily a joke hehehhh! *laugh intensifies*

it's pop and catchy.
i kinda dig the voice of the lady singer and i dig the punk stuff in it.

SnowyFighter
75

I listened to 2am at 2am look at me being a true fan >:)

This was a fun listen! I enjoyed the overall sound and direction. Indie Rock/Pop is one of my favorite genres, and even though I absolutely love it, sometimes yeah it can be a bit meat and potatoish. Here I don’t have that problem though. There a handful of bangers and the sound is consistent the whole way through. The production, singing and performances are all solid. The songs are pretty catchy too. I really love the energy ... read more

thevinylmeister
70

This is a sweet, fairly diverse sounding indie-rock record, with nods to garage-rock, psych-rock, and guitar balladry. The vocals, songwriting, and overall structure of this record are all improvements from their last. The title track is one of my favorites of the year so far :)

80

When I heard “Future Me Hates Me” a few years ago, I excitedly checked out the album attached. Sadly, I was disappointed the other songs weren’t as good. Thankfully, this album scratches the itch and delivers the Kiwi indie rock/pop energy I was looking for.

Haggwors
85

Bright as a shiny dark star. The Beths clearly gelling & focussed jamming as a band providing some great listening fun. But with laser sharp lyrics recollecting my own pitch black heavy 3am video-on-repeat anxieties & insecurities. Elizabeth Stokes making a strong case for Noise Cancelling Headphones on Silence is Golden and leaving those skeletons safely in the closet on Best Left. This is a perfectly formed little indie album, delivering some Southern Hemisphere Kiwi sparkle.

ibrokemylefttoe
100

I am done with the drama of is this album that was supposed to be the album I wanted it to be plaguing my fucking feed every time I think. Yes, everything is disappointing, At The Drive-In fell off, my microwave just stopped working and boohoo apparently the Queen of England died of cringe after meeting with Liz Truss but who honestly gives a fuck? At the end of the day it's going to still be me, my cat, my wife, my kids and my far too expensive TV that I use to port pirated Wes Anderson movies ... read more

hippocritic
82

The kiwi band The Beths perfect the fun side of the indie rock sound on their new album. (Though the lyrics are quite sad, mostly about heartbreak, but great too.) The whole album is a little samey, and not super original sounding, but I'm a fan of the sound, so not complaining.

sammers
78

Future Me Hates Me is one of the most underrated albums of 2018 and Jump Rope Glazers is an overrated album from 2020 so that means the third album is a fine in between right?

the answer is yes thank the good Lord above.

1. Expert In A Dying Field - 5.0
3. Silence Is Golden - 4.0
8. Change in the Weather - 4.0
9. When You Know You Know - 4.5

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