Painted Ruins (studio album) by Grizzly Bear

Painted Ruins by Grizzly Bear
Year: 2017
Release date: 2017-08-18
Overall rank: 1,686th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 231 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2017 (26th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (269th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,686th)
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Grizzly Bear bestography

Painted Ruins is ranked 4th best out of 9 albums by Grizzly Bear on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Grizzly Bear is Veckatimest which is ranked number 415 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,282.

Grizzly Bear album bestography « Higher ranked (1,415th) This album (1,686th) Lower ranked (6,893rd) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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76/100 (from 231 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.3/100, a mean average of 75.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.7.

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85/100
From 01/25/2020 17:45
Although a little inconsistent after the first half of the album, this one still holds up with the rest of Grizzly Bear's discography, and lays out easily some of my all-time favorite songs.

Favorite tracks: Losing All Sense, Three Rings, Mourning Sound, Neighbors
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80/100
From 12/06/2018 21:15
Some very good highlights here, but there's also a lot more forgettable material here than is normally the case for a Grizzly Bear album. Missing a lot of the bluegrass feel of Shields, but it retains almost everything else, so you might still find something you like here if that wasn't your vibe.
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75/100
From 05/11/2018 00:28
Was a little bit disappointed compared to their other stuff, but it's still good. Maybe I need to listen to it more to get into it.
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95/100
From 02/02/2018 02:48
I think this is a good go-between of Shields and Veckatimest. I feel like their instrumentation has expanded more and more with each album as has their ability to create space and tension in their songs. Funny thing is, I don't think this improvement in production will hinder their ability to perform these songs live. They're one of the more underrated bands of the last decade and are both auteuristic and still in touch with their roots. Though Systole is the weakest on the album, it's still pretty good. Just lacks a bit of background tones, like "gun-shy" on Shields.
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70/100
From 01/31/2018 18:06
I don't get why Cut-Out and Glass Hillside have a score under 80 here! Very enjoyable album overall.
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85/100
From 01/14/2018 16:03
Pretty awesome record
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From 10/22/2017 01:58
Lovely album with a lovely sound, but nothing as memorable as their previous work.
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90/100
From 09/07/2017 06:21
Definitely in the top 5 albums released this year!
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From 08/29/2017 13:31
For me this is a step up from Shields. Thoroughly enjoyable and consistent.
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From 08/26/2017 16:51
The music sounds tighter, less loose than previous records although it isn't quite as memorable. The songs do grow on you over a period of time and it's still growing on me. I still don't know whether it's as good as, Yellow house, or, Veckatamist, but it's certainly different. Sounding less rustic and more polished than ever, Painted ruins, is a slow burner that has still yet to hit me completely. A totally intriguing album and still potentially their best record. Not yet though.
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