An Odd Entrances

Oh Sees - An Odd Entrances
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2016 Ratings: #507 / 760
User Score
Based on 44 ratings
2016 Ratings: #432
November 18, 2016 / Release Date
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Castle Face / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The Line of Best Fit

An Odd Entrances ... sees them operating with a double drummer set up and a different approach to production, all of which gives their music a new clarity.

80
AllMusic

Packed full of confident exploration, sonic wizardry, expert guitar manipulation, and tight songcraft, this album of "leftovers" is as good as most of their contemporaries' best work.

75
Consequence of Sound

To hear them trade in chunky guitar riffs for casual psychedelia, start to finish, is to hear them recline in a La-Z-Boy. But this isn’t lazy. It’s still masterfully intentional, an outside force guiding Dwyer’s knack for the faux simple guitarwork.

70
The 405

It’s more of the same, but when it’s this groovy, this killer, this consistently beguiling, that’s absolutely no bad thing.

67
Pitchfork

Though it’s not a force of nature like the other LPs Thee Oh Sees have produced since returning from their farcically brief 2013 hiatus, Odd Entrances more than keeps their streak alive.

60
Loud and Quiet

The six-song, half-hour “Entrances” takes a different approach, more welcoming and playful, but no less unusual–the dawn after the dark.

CloudsInTheHead
69
Just immerse yourself in 'A Weird Exits' instead.
GeezrRckr
62
Love Thee Oh Sees, but this release is disappointing. It's a meandering group of songs that feels like Dwyer's 'jamband' album. I just hope he's gotten this out of his system and goes back to the fantastic frenetic garage/psychedelia that we've all grown to love from Thee Oh Sees.
SmooglyReviews
60
A Weird Exits B-Sides, really.

That's all there really is too say about this album. It's much slower compared to A Weird Exits, which means there a lot more slower and fast songs I didn't care for. It's still solid enough for me to enjoy it, but this small ep never really gripped my interest.

Favs: You Will Find It Here, The Poem, Unwrap The Fiend Pt. 1
Least Fav: Nervous Tech (Nah John)
Kokolores
80
Nice!
davecoop18
80
There are two sides to John Dwyer: the energetic Oh Sees John, and the laid back Damaged Bug John. This album is a happy medium. I think a lot of people won't appreciate it as much considering none of these songs will ever be heard inside a venue. For the rest of us who can appreciate the softer side of John's mind, this is a nice treat.
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Track List

  1. You Will Find It Here
  2. The Poem
  3. Jammed Exit
  4. At the End, On the Stairs
  5. Unwrap the Fiend, Pt. 1
  6. Nervous Tech (Nah John)
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Added on: October 5, 2016