Bivouac

Jawbreaker - Bivouac
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1992 Ratings: #60 / 363
User Score
Based on 20 ratings
1992 Ratings: #238
Liked by 1 person
January 1, 1992 / Release Date
LP / Format
Post-Hardcore / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

The unhinged urgency of Bivouac is an enormous moment, and one necessary to go through in order to take Jawbreaker from their naive punk beginnings to the one-of-a-kind band they grew to be before their star burned out abruptly.

DomDizzler
90

Some songs are absolutely fantastic, but others are a bit boring. With that aside, I really like the experimentation on this thing, and it's a great stepping stone with how the band eventually found their sound. And don't get me wrong, there is only a small amount of songs I am indifferent to, the rest absolutely kill! Songs like Shield Your Eyes, Parabola and the monolith that is the title track prove how strong of a unit this band is.

Favorites: Shield Your Eyes, Big, Sleep, P.S New York Is ... read more

MyStupidWorld
80

Jawbreakers Typical style. But the album is too inconsistent for me. Still a very very good album.

kewlpinguino
75

It's home to some of their best work, including the outstanding "Chesterfield King", but Bivouac is just too inconsistent in its tone for my taste.

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Track List

  1. Shield Your Eyes
  2. Big
  3. Chesterfield King
  4. Sleep
  5. Donatello
  6. Face Down
  7. P.S. New York Is Burning
  8. Like a Secret
  9. Tour Song
  10. You Don't Know…
  11. Pack It Up
  12. Parabola
  13. Bivouac
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Added on: February 3, 2013