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Shields (album) by Grizzly Bear 

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Shields
Shields by Grizzly Bear (2012)
Overall rank: 726th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 464 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 2012 (12th)
Top 100 albums of the 2010s (63rd)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (726th)

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Grizzly Bear bestography

Shields is ranked 2nd best out of 9 albums by Grizzly Bear on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Grizzly Bear is Veckatimest which is ranked number 321 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,829.

Grizzly Bear album bestography « Higher ranked (321st) This album (726th) Lower ranked (1,047th) »
VeckatimestShieldsYellow House

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 464 votes)
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85/100
11/08/2017 11:28
79/100
 
90/100
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78/100
 
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90/100
From Komorebi-D 03/17/2017 08:34
Although I prefer Veckatimest just a marginal fraction more, this - in terms of quality - is every bits equal. It's essentially the same formula except this time around they have an eye for more expressive lyrics and ambient details (an aspect not picked up on first listen). Just when I thought they couldn't get more tumultuous, they release this.
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From tangerinu 09/16/2016 15:14
To me it's very interesting to see people rank Veckatimest above this, though I'm not surprised Yellow House is seen as better by some. To me, Yellow House captures something conceptually that the other albums don't - I feel like Veckatimest is more accessible, even thogh it took me longer to acclimatise to! Despite this, Shields's most exciting track, Sun In Your Eyes, is the most memorable song to me. The difference between this album and Horn Of Plenty, in my opinion, is an indicator that perhaps they could take some more risks to make their music more fun.

I dunno. I was trying to write something that put shields above Veckatimest and below Yellow House, but I can't quite explain why I'm not such a big fan of Veck. Shrug! :)
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80/100
From garycottier 07/05/2016 10:48
Another great album from Grizzly bear, although I don't think it's quite as good as, yellow house, or, veckatamist. Still, it's another strong record, but I hope they head in a slightly different direction on their next release.
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From bojolpif71 01/31/2015 12:36
Bon album , un cran en dessous du fameux veckatimest
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From GW62 11/26/2014 21:32
Another Grizzly Bear monster album! An understated American band who have put out some very well received discs these last few years. Will be interesting to hear their next effort!
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From junodog4 10/08/2014 02:26
Accessible and structured compared to Vecktiamest, but not necessarily for the better. Still a great album, but lacks some of the sheer beauty.
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From Mdemauri 05/20/2014 18:14
I enjoy this album slighter more than Veckatimest. But both albums are rather good.
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From catpower16 12/31/2013 12:08
This albums moves me everything I hear from the first tones "Sleeping Ute". This is an album of pure beauty. Will have to check out other albums as well if some claim the Veckatimest is better.
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From Mophos 11/16/2013 14:38
Instant crush on this album as far I'm concerned. Of course all songs do not reach the beauty of "Yet Again", but still one of the best records of 2012.
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From quincytejani 10/03/2013 03:50
Their 3rd best album in my opinion but still very solid
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