Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2013 Ratings: #891 / 955
User Score
Based on 30 ratings
2013 Ratings: #376
July 23, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Vagrant, Rough Trade / Label
Indie Folk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The 405

Though certainly a busy album on the whole, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros finds the band pursuing their musical vision with all the fresh-faced enthusiasm that one would expect from them, and much more besides.

75
Pretty Much Amazing

With transient arrangements and free voices guiding this album’s sound, earnest listeners can expect to feel at each sonic juncture.

70
Consequence of Sound

Psychedelic San Francisco guitars and harmonies, along with a collection of intricate tambourines, horns, and whiskey chatter all prove a sound far more complex than that of, say, the commercial freight folk train Mumford and Sons.

70
Paste

It’s unfortunate, then, that the band’s third album sounds so restrained. Ringleader Alex Ebert produced the album and sonically, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros feels slick and compressed.

60
AllMusic

Only a handful of the tracks here have a lot of staying power, and the rest, while always colorful and even enjoyable, are fast to fade.

60
DIY

Like 2012’s ‘Here’, this doesn’t hit the excellent ‘Up From Below’’s heights, but among the slightly more restrained cuts ... there’s enough to warrant leaving any overly-discerning tendencies at the door and forgive them their obvious flaws.

55
Under The Radar

For whatever reason, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros haven't learned any appreciable new moves since 2009's Up From Below.

rapmartin12
73
Stand-Out Tracks:
- Better Days
- In the Lion
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Track List

  1. Better Days
  2. Let's Get High 
  3. Two 
  4. Please! 
  5. Life Is Hard 
  6. If I Were Free 
  7. In The Lion 
  8. Country Calling  
  9. They Were Wrong 
  10. In The Summer 
  11. Remember To Remember 
  12. This Life
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