Days Are Gone

HAIM - Days Are Gone
Critic Score
Based on 35 reviews
2013 Ratings: #265 / 1035
Year End Rank: #7
User Score
Based on 652 ratings
2013 Ratings: #142
Liked by 11 people
September 30, 2013 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
Pop Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

Days Are Gone is remarkably solid and—forthcoming changes or not—with all the hype and talent behind the group, Haim is overwhelmingly likely to succeed.

85
Beats Per Minute

With the triumvirate of googly-eyed rhythms, sinfully catchy melodies and a breeziness that seems only fitting, they’ve served up one of the most auspicious debuts of the year.

85
Under The Radar

Days Are Gone is an album of 11 stadium-worthy singles, each band member rushing to the next hook with the zeal of a solider throwing herself over a bomb to protect the battalion.

83
Pitchfork

When you hear about the influences and consider just how slick the record can be, you might imagine Haim coming over as faceless. But the band's most unusual quality on Days Are Gone is their ability to absorb inputs and continue to sound distinct.

83
Pretty Much Amazing

It is an album that crosses genres without fuss or fanfare, transitioning seamlessly from pop-rock to wonky synth-funk, and back again.

80
The 405

It's a fantastically fun experience through a balls-out circuit of disco, pop, funk, R&B and rock, splattered with singalong mantras pertaining to l'amour. Days Are Gone will do nothing to stem the flow of hype washing over these girls (and boy).

80
The Fly

The songs are strong enough to keep pulling you in for repeated listens, each hook burying itself deeper and deeper.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Days Are Gone showcases the band’s individual strengths that have been pulled together to create a collective group with intensity and depth of potential.

80
DIY

‘Days Are Gone’ confirms what everybody already knew in fabulous style; that Haim are the band to shout about.

80
Spin

Freakily poised but never cloying, Days Are Gone is an album that will fade blissfully into your local Urban Outfitters/vintage shop/American gathering, where, like some kind of mollifying drug, people exposed to it will be happier without either knowing or caring why.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

This is frivolous, immaculate music. It is unlikely to gain any greater resonance as time marches forward, but just the same, I suspect that it will sound no more and no less pristine in 35 years than it does at this very moment.

80
AllMusic

A debut album that could pass for a greatest-hits collection, Days Are Gone will provide musical comfort food for some, and possibly an introduction to irony-free pop for others.

80
Consequence of Sound

What separates the coven of sisters from their UK contemporaries, however, is that their debut doesn’t define them explicitly. It balances expectations with mystery, aligning their identity with a roulette of vantage points.

80
NME

Haim have been working towards this since they were barely strong enough to hold a guitar, and over time they've written more good tunes than most bands manage in a whole career.

80
PopMatters

It’s not revolutionary, life-changing ‘high art’ but right here, right now Haim’s sassy, enthusiastic, ‘one for all’ joie de vivre feels freshly invigorating, infectious ...basically, a drop o’ the good stuff. 

80
Exclaim!

Sure, the sequencing could have used some tweaking, but Days Are Gone is a commendable effort that manages to answer all of the hype.

80
NOW Magazine
The album is a studious and slickly produced blend of digital and analog that gives a lot of breathing room to the sisters' stacks of bubbly harmonies - their not-so-secret weapon. It's a taut, punchy album full of winning charm, and blessedly free of cynicism and ego.
75
Paste

For a first foray into the pop universe, Days Are Gone is a hell of an opening salvo.

70
Drowned in Sound

Days Are Gone caters very specifically fans of slick Eighties pop-rock and little else.

70
Clash

Haim neither flinch nor blush in their directness and neither should you in enjoying ‘Days Are Gone’ for what it is: unabashed fun.

60
musicOMH

Stretched to album length, Haim’s shtick grows repetitive and the music is too frequently solid rather than inspired.

15
Crack Magazine

Across Days Are Gone’s 11 tracks, vocals are invariably, unlovably forced, lyrics delivered with dead-eyed artificiality, and for all their harping on being a real, organic band, the whole drab thing sounds like it’s never seen an actual guitar.

Antonis
10
Perfect for Glee fans.
musicmagpie55
80
This album is extremely charming. The three sisters are strong performers, and the hooks are sticky. It is a little formulaic, and there doesn't seem to much behind the words. That being said, the songs a well crafted, and it is fun to hear an updated version of Yacht Rock. I still bop to this.
KevinPasos
94
Essential Tracks - If I Could Change Your Mind // Don’t Save Me // Days Are Gone // Let Me Go
exception
82
HAIM has a strong debut album, with plenty of poppy hooks and upbeat lyrics, the sisters live up to the hype behind this LP and deliver an album of radio worthy music. the tracks start to sound the same after a while, however the tides do turn when you get to My Song 5, which is a tougher alt-industrial beat. overall, very much what i had expected, but very good.
fav tracks: falling, forever, my song 5
least fav tracks: the wire, running if you call my name.
overrated: the wire
underrated: ... read more
bucetwigs
83
Melhores: My Song 5, Days Are Gone, Go Slow
Piores: The Wire
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Track List

  1. Falling
  2. Forever
  3. The Wire
  4. If I Could Change Your Mind
  5. Honey & I
  6. Don’t Save Me
  7. Days Are Gone
  8. My Song 5
  9. Go Slow
  10. Let Me Go
  11. Running If You Call My Name
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Added on: August 5, 2013