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Release date: 17 July 2012
Style: Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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7.9 | 145 votes

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Disc I
01. Yellow Theme
02. Take My Bones Away
03. March To The Sea
04. Little Things
05. Twinkler
06. Cocainium
07. Back Where I Belong
08. Sea Lungs
09. Eula

Disc II
01. Green Theme
02. Board Up The House
03. Mtns. (The Crown & Anchor)
04. Foolsong
05. Collapse
06. Psalms Alive
07. Stretchmarker
08. The Line Between
09. If I Forget Thee, Lowcountry

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Staff review by
Doc Godin

Rating:
8.0
Here's a band that has picked up a notable amount of steam over the past few years; Red Album was generally received warmly, building up perfectly to the staggering amounts of praise for Blue Record. The pressure is on. How do they live up to it? By throwing us a goddamn curve-ball, is what.

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published 10.07.2012 | Comments (35)

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afu - 10.03.2012 at 08:06  
Rating: 8 That is a long time to wait..........
Nosurper - 12.04.2012 at 13:05  
  Fuck yeah, two colors
Spirit Molecule - 12.04.2012 at 13:36  
  Two colours = double the awesomeness
Troy Killjoy - 12.04.2012 at 16:30  
  Cover art please.
ruiaqf - 26.04.2012 at 17:05  
  I will certainly buy this one
tea[m]ster - 26.04.2012 at 22:57  
Rating: 6 Nope, I'll pass on this, I have had enough of their "twangy" guitar sound...
BoxCar Willy - 09.05.2012 at 21:45  
Rating: 7
Written by tea[m]ster on 26.04.2012 at 22:57

Nope, I'll pass on this, I have had enough of their "twangy" guitar sound...

BLASPHEMY!!!!1111!

naw, to each his own, butI personally love this shit
tea[m]ster - 10.05.2012 at 05:36  
Rating: 6
Written by BoxCar Willy on 09.05.2012 at 21:45

BLASPHEMY!!!!1111!

naw, to each his own, butI personally love this shit


Aww man I know. I am a big sludge fan too. But the "twangy" thing I cannot get past! Same thing with the band Tephra.
Mr. Doctor - 10.05.2012 at 10:41  
 
Written by tea[m]ster on 10.05.2012 at 05:36

Written by BoxCar Willy on 09.05.2012 at 21:45

BLASPHEMY!!!!1111!

naw, to each his own, butI personally love this shit

But the "twangy" thing I cannot get past!


I preffer my sludge like the way it used to be, filthy. I actually haven't tried a lot of Baroness simply because of lack of interest. I think I have some of their stuff in my computer though so I might check their stuff at some point. But I doubt I would go apeshit about them.
Spirit Molecule - 10.05.2012 at 18:22  
 
Written by tea[m]ster on 10.05.2012 at 05:36

Aww man I know. I am a big sludge fan too. But the "twangy" thing I cannot get past! Same thing with the band Tephra.


Hmmm by "twangy" do you mean the noise rock(The Jesus Lizard) bass tone? Coz I don't really see that in Baroness.
tea[m]ster - 11.05.2012 at 04:35  
Rating: 6
Written by Spirit Molecule on 10.05.2012 at 18:22

Hmmm by "twangy" do you mean the noise rock(The Jesus Lizard) bass tone? Coz I don't really see that in Baroness.


The electric guitar sound, not the bass. "Ner Ner Ner" or something like that, pronouncing "Ner Ner Ner" in an obnoxious way. It's hard to put in words.
Entropic Silence - 25.05.2012 at 02:00  
  I dunno, I dig it the more I listen to it.

Saw John Baizley's solo acoustic stuff when he came over here. "Collapse" is an amazing song. So keen for these albums.
Unhealer - 05.07.2012 at 21:48  
Rating: 8 It's out there I guess we can expect a 320kbps stream from the band anytime soon.
I have a strange feeling this is going to be really good...
Neachy - 06.07.2012 at 06:02  
Rating: 4 I've liked all of Baroness' prior releases, but this shit sucks. It's dance sludge rock. Except it didn't make me want to dance. One and done for me.
Void Eater - 06.07.2012 at 16:56  
  Arg, somebody put this on Youtube! Prepared for this to potentially be my album of the year.
Void Eater - 08.07.2012 at 10:39  
  Finally listening to Yellow... So far so good! Surely all of the silly Nickelback comparisons will be forgotten once people listen to the album.
Yup, all done, and nothing resembling Baroness of old. The first two songs are among the heaviest on here. Excellent album.
Pazdzioch - 08.07.2012 at 16:49  
  Damn but this album is dull... Collection of songs perfect for the radio, or in general without balls. 6/10 and big disappointment. I wasn't able to listen in one sitting because I fell asleep.
Cynic Metalhead - 09.07.2012 at 14:20  
  After giving it twice a spin to Yellow, it came out be a great stuff. Pretty enjoyable.

PS: "Take my Bones away" vocals however belongs to Chad tbh.
Nicola P - 09.07.2012 at 17:03  
Rating: 7 Pretty good album, kinda soft actually.
Troy Killjoy - 10.07.2012 at 03:26  
  Alternative, grungy rock perfectly suited for an NHL video game soundtrack.

Which equals quite a horrible listening experience overall. Unless I'm editing rosters or trying to ship out a first-round pick and an inflated salary from my back end for Stamkos then there is absolutely no reason for this album to exist. Zero creativity, zero identity, zero passion, zero soul. Just the most straightforward stripped down radio rock going, comparable to the likes of a more "atmospheric" Nickelback or a slightly more catchy Default. At this point, a generous 4/10.
tea[m]ster - 10.07.2012 at 06:41  
Rating: 6
Written by Troy Killjoy on 10.07.2012 at 03:26

Alternative, grungy rock perfectly suited for an NHL video game soundtrack.

Which equals quite a horrible listening experience overall. Unless I'm editing rosters or trying to ship out a first-round pick and an inflated salary from my back end for Stamkos then there is absolutely no reason for this album to exist. Zero creativity, zero identity, zero passion, zero soul. Just the most straightforward stripped down radio rock going, comparable to the likes of a more "atmospheric" Nickelback or a slightly more catchy Default. At this point, a generous 4/10.


Hahaaa, new it. Thanks for the review Troy. I have no interest in this whatsoever.
Marcel Hubregtse - 10.07.2012 at 08:22  
Rating: 6
Written by tea[m]ster on 10.07.2012 at 06:41


Hahaaa, new it. Thanks for the review Troy. I have no interest in this whatsoever.


4/10 is way too low for this huge disappointment, a 6/10 would be more in place, because the music isn't technically bad at all, it's just soft and super sludge light. but then again Troy has the tendency to overreact when grading stuff when he dislikes it, but also when he likes it as for him saying it has zero identity. Nope it still has loads fo identity cause it is still immeidately recognizable as Baroness.
If I were you I would check it out for yourself instead of not listening to it because others deem it a disappointment.

The entire double album can be checked out here
Cynic Metalhead - 10.07.2012 at 09:17  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.07.2012 at 08:22

Written by tea[m]ster on 10.07.2012 at 06:41


Hahaaa, new it. Thanks for the review Troy. I have no interest in this whatsoever.


Troy has the tendency to overreact when grading stuff when he dislikes it, but also when he likes it as for him saying it has zero identity.


Probably, that's why he too overreacted when he reviewed the album of his own band.
Marcel Hubregtse - 10.07.2012 at 09:33  
Rating: 6
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 10.07.2012 at 09:17


Probably, that's why he too overreacted when he reviewed the album of his own band.


He doesn't have a band Look at the date of that review
Cynic Metalhead - 10.07.2012 at 09:44  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.07.2012 at 09:33

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 10.07.2012 at 09:17


Probably, that's why he too overreacted when he reviewed the album of his own band.


He doesn't have a band


Deathday 666.
Marcel Hubregtse - 10.07.2012 at 10:00  
Rating: 6
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 10.07.2012 at 09:44

Deathday 666.


Like I said, "look at the date it was published"

Or what it says after ALSO KNOWN AS
Cynic Metalhead - 10.07.2012 at 10:40  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.07.2012 at 10:00

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 10.07.2012 at 09:44

Deathday 666.


Like I said, "look at the date it was published"


31st March 2011 is the day when he overreacted immensely.
Marcel Hubregtse - 10.07.2012 at 10:48  
Rating: 6
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 10.07.2012 at 10:40

31st March 2011 is the day when he overreacted immensely.


but like has been said all over the place it was part of the Aprikl Fool's joke. Troy does NOT have a band.
Cynic Metalhead - 10.07.2012 at 11:09  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.07.2012 at 10:48

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 10.07.2012 at 10:40

31st March 2011 is the day when he overreacted immensely.


but like has been said all over the place it was part of the Aprikl Fool's joke. Troy does NOT have a band.


Honestly, *pointing L on head*.
Marcel Hubregtse - 10.07.2012 at 11:28  
Rating: 6
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 10.07.2012 at 11:09

Honestly, *pointing L on head*.


at yourself in front of the mirror, I am guessing.
Troy Killjoy - 10.07.2012 at 16:34  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.07.2012 at 08:22
4/10 is way too low for this huge disappointment

According to you. Ratings are subjective, just like our opinions - and I have no reason to overreact to this, being that I've never cared for the band by any stretch. I think this album is a failure for the reasons I described above; thus, less than a 50% is appropriate.
The Benighted - 10.07.2012 at 18:18  
  I can see people hating this because of it's departure from sludge, but it's still a solid release, all things considered. I wonder where they'll go from here though...
John Shock - 11.07.2012 at 20:01  
 
Written by The Benighted on 10.07.2012 at 18:18

I can see people hating this because of it's departure from sludge, but it's still a solid release, all things considered. I wonder where they'll go from here though...

Departing? Wtf? Really...how this sounds now? New Mastodon stuff?
Mr. Doctor - 11.07.2012 at 20:17  
 
Written by John Shock on 11.07.2012 at 20:01
Departing? Wtf? Really...how this sounds now? New Mastodon stuff?


Certainly not sludge, that's for sure.
The Benighted - 11.07.2012 at 20:24  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 11.07.2012 at 20:17

Written by John Shock on 11.07.2012 at 20:01
Departing? Wtf? Really...how this sounds now? New Mastodon stuff?


Certainly not sludge, that's for sure.

It has a lot of softer prog touches thrown in. Almost all of the harsher sounds from prior albums are gone, too. It's not bad, but I could see why people would dislike it.
Unhealer - 11.07.2012 at 22:39  
Rating: 8 This one's maybe better than Blue Record by a slight margin. Yellow is excellent and really diverse, but on Green the diversity factor goes down a little bit so it's boring at times even thought there are good songs mostly also. I really dig their guitar sound, glad they maintained that from their sludge era and apply it to this new catchier style perfectly.
If they are getting into the mainstream with this record, then they are really going to do some good to it.
John Shock - 12.07.2012 at 00:50  
 
Written by The Benighted on 11.07.2012 at 20:24

Written by Mr. Doctor on 11.07.2012 at 20:17

Written by John Shock on 11.07.2012 at 20:01
Departing? Wtf? Really...how this sounds now? New Mastodon stuff?


Certainly not sludge, that's for sure.

It has a lot of softer prog touches thrown in. Almost all of the harsher sounds from prior albums are gone, too. It's not bad, but I could see why people would dislike it.

Ok, i got it! New Mastodon stuff
Troy Killjoy - 12.07.2012 at 16:54  
 
Written by John Shock on 12.07.2012 at 00:50
Ok, i got it! New Mastodon stuff

Not really. Where Mastodon could be considered progressive metal, this album is more like progressive rock, if you prefer to call either progressive, that is.
hadriel - 14.07.2012 at 00:53  
  I'm more than likely the only one, but I actually prefer this to their sludge material. Songwriting falls short in some places, but aside from that I really enjoyed the album.
BoxCar Willy - 14.07.2012 at 06:42  
Rating: 7 The need some hardcore bree bree is there brah!

But lets get real, someone should add "hard rock" to their genres.
errorcode99 - 15.07.2012 at 21:49  
Rating: 8 Masterpiece, i love it!
Alex Fenger - 17.07.2012 at 00:42  
Rating: 6 I think everyone is overreacting a tad, but whatever. Not a sludge album, but not a bad album either
Unhealer - 17.07.2012 at 01:02  
Rating: 8 I'm definitely loving it. Vocals and song structures may be oriented to simplicity for the most part (though still awesome), but what is going on instrumentally is really clever. They also kept that special fuzzy sound on the guitars and bass which I love.
I'm between a 8 and a 9, I'll rate it 8 if it happens to bore me quickly.
ruiaqf - 18.07.2012 at 13:20  
  First CD perfect! Second one very good but not as good as first, that's why the 8..
rafroes - 18.07.2012 at 21:23  
Rating: 7 Good, but not that much
R'Vannith - 21.07.2012 at 18:51  
Rating: 7 Very consistent this one. Keeps a similar sound throughout the whole thing but each track is distinguishable, a mark of quality song writing. Shame that that consistency just isn't all that impressive. Songs like Cocanium, Sea Lungs and Collapse are a cut above the rest but not by much I think.
Crucifux - 22.07.2012 at 06:28  
Rating: 7 Is it worth paying the extra $8~ for the hardbound deluxe version?
afu - 22.07.2012 at 12:16  
Rating: 8
Written by Crucifux on 22.07.2012 at 06:28

Is it worth paying the extra $8~ for the hardbound deluxe version?


For the artwork, yes.
Neachy - 27.07.2012 at 21:23  
Rating: 4 This steaming piece of mediocrity is going to win Sludge/Stoner album of the year. I can see it already. Turrible.
Cynic Metalhead - 27.07.2012 at 22:31  
 
Written by Neachy on 27.07.2012 at 21:23

This steaming piece of mediocrity is going to win Sludge/Stoner album of the year. I can see it already. Turrible.


It's just hype that people started bashing since their "title" was revealed and upto now Y&G is still in clouds of attack. It's a very good album with very good innovative ways the band has headed to. They brought up little "change" in their music direction which inevitably have covered up the album's experience enjoyable and well deserved acclaim. I though found two to three songs pretty straightforward simple delivered rock which bored me a lot, but, um it wasn't that bad overall you know.

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