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Painted Ruins

Grizzly Bear

Painted Ruins

Fifth LP from the Brooklyn indie four-piece, produced by bassist Chris Taylor

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    NEW With Painted Ruins, Grizzly Bear continue to show that use of every crayon in the box can create a true masterpiece
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  2. 9.0 |   Clash

    ‘Painted Ruins’ holds an explorative nature — testing for gold before gifting itself to dust in the wake of self-excavation
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  3. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Songs beautiful on the surface, but with darkness nibbling on all sides. Print edition only

  4. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    NEW The return of one of indie rock’s sharpest bands reminds us why they earned that designation and is entirely worth the wait
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    NEW The band's best album to date
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  6. 8.0 |   Q

    The album you suspect Grizzly Bear didn't think they'd ever make. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Grizzly Bear sound enchanted with the pure pleasure of texture. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    An album that captures the fear, confusion, and wonderment of what it's like to be alive in 2017. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Stops short of fearlessly exploring new musical terrain, instead content to approach the familiar from new angles
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  10. 6.0 |   The Music

    The elegant production, the stately performances and pretty harmonies are all there, but there are fewer surprises
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