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Be The Void

Dr. Dog

Be The Void

Album No.6 from the long-standing Philadelphia psych-pop outfit

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Anti/Epitaph
UK Release date
07/02/2012
US Release date
07/02/2012
  1. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    That Dr. Dog has written some supremely catchy tunes isn’t too surprising, but few would expect its (or any band’s) fifth record to be every bit as exciting as its first
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  2. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    A vivid rendition of an ageless sound with fresh flourishes
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  3. 8.1 |   The AU Review

    It’s a fun record to listen to, and whilst it may not be littered with witty and urbane lyrical references, the band have proven they are able to craft joyful and catchy songs which will work well in the live environment
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  4. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    They’re retro and they know it
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  5. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Like a fine wine, Dr. Dog gets better with age
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    After all of these albums, Dr. Dog still haven't lost their love of pop music, and the more organic nature of Be the Void proves that melody isn't just in the band's heart, it's in their DNA
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  7. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    They’ve come a long way in 10 years, and Be the Void gives reason to believe the next 10 will be better still
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  8. 7.5 |   Beats Per Minute

    Be The Void matches guitarist Scott McMicken’s clever lyrics, precise riffs, and quivery vocals to the rare glottal gift and intricate bass work of Toby Leaman in this jumble of freaky throwbacks, reflective ruminations, and spontaneous psychedelic bursts
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  9. 7.5 |   Paste Magazine

    Still blurring the line, often with a great deal of success, between rootsy Americana and the slightly poppier work of The Flaming Lips and pals My Morning Jacket
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  10. 7.0 |   Blurt

    There's not an obvious departure from their last few releases, but there doesn't need to be as the band has settled comfortably into their sound
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  11. 7.0 |   Clash

    When they’re good, they are glorious and their enthusiasm is infectious
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  12. 7.0 |   Pop Matters

    The result isn’t so much a step backwards as it is a step in every direction imaginable all at once
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  13. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    In their most rockin' album to date, Dr. Dog comes down from the clouds to unfurl their breezy pop from the ground
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  14. 6.5 |   Prefix

    The fact that Be The Void returns to a sound that the band once left behind doesn’t mean it’s an act of regression, but rather, Leaman and McMicken have simply figured out what they want to sound like
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  15. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Too often, these cnat-a-long anthems are too good for their own good. Print edition only

  16. 5.7 |   Pitchfork

    Its melodies are, as ever, sturdy, its production warm and homespun. But too often, Be the Void finds Dr. Dog unleashed, letting their wilder ideas get the better of them
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