Yellow House (studio album) by Grizzly Bear

Yellow House
Yellow House by Grizzly Bear
Year: 2006
Release date: 2006-09-05
Overall rank: 1,213th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 303 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2006 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (197th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,213th)
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Grizzly Bear bestography

Yellow House is ranked 3rd best out of 9 albums by Grizzly Bear on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Grizzly Bear is Veckatimest which is ranked number 367 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,394.

Grizzly Bear album bestography « Higher ranked (673rd) This album (1,213th) Lower ranked (1,621st) »
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 303 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.6/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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65/100
From 04/20/2019 10:54
As a Pink Floyd and Sufjan Stevens fan (both mentioned before), it is not my cup of tea. Some nice melodies towards the second half but still not enough for me to give it a good rating.
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From 03/13/2017 21:05
It's always funny looking back. I was initially disappointed by Yellow House. I loved the hazy, recorded under sea sound of Grizzly Bear's debut Horn of Plenty. Lo-fi being my drug of choice and all. But the splendor of Yellow House quickly won me over and there's no question it may be the epitome of what indie rock sounded like back in 2006. The sound is halfway between the colossal folk rock of Sufjan Stevens and the psychedelic campfire music of Animal Collective that were both blowing up at the time. In a way it's actually the perfect gateway drug into the Animal Colletive world while being far more accessible.

Anyways, this album is simply beautiful and rewards repeat viewings. Definitely an album Pink Floyd fans would like.

Grade: It's ESSENTIAL indie rock and one of the most important indie rock albums of the 2000s.
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90/100
From 09/11/2016 10:13
I was really surprised upon hearing this album having listened to all Grizzly Bear albums in reverse order. I didn't expect the vocals to be so subtle and textural (as opposed to how up front they are in Veckatimest/Shields).

The whole listening experience is so dreamy that there isn't one track that stands out to me, it all just sort of blends together. Instead of hearing a bunch of distinctly separate tracks, I'm hearing a constant stream of really rich chord progressions and changes of mood, so whenever I reflect on it after listening, I'm thinking about individual moments I really enjoyed (those woodwind chords at the very start, the "chin up, cheer up, chin up" part, "each day, I spend with me now" etc.).

I don't know if it's even fair to compare it to Veckatimest or Shields (two excellent albums which I personally can't even choose a favourite between). It still noticeably sounds like Grizzly Bear, but with much more of a fantasia to it. This album may be my favourite of their's given that it still really surprises me, even after several listens.
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90/100
From 06/03/2016 17:02
Grizzly bear's second album is a much better record than their debut. Yellow house, is inventive, atmospheric, and deeply moving. The feel of the song is as important as anything else, and the band shift from one mood to another on an album that takes a few listens to fully digest. Consistently interesting, Yellow house, is an extraordinary record from an extraordinary band.
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85/100
From 06/22/2015 19:12
Fantastic debut/not-debut.
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From 10/08/2014 02:27
The amazing sound is there, but it doesn't capture me like the next two albums.
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From 08/13/2014 00:15
Wow. That bear is really good at guitar.
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From 02/03/2014 14:39
'On a Neck, On a Spit' is the highlight for me. Really great
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From 11/28/2013 19:09
Playful, rural, pleasant and evocative; These are the words I can think of to describe this special piece of work. Yellow House was a treat to listen to the first time I heard it. To the very descriptive lyrics, the transcendent vocals and the natural sound of the production. Some of the most catchiest and meticulous songs in the indie folk spectrum.
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From 11/14/2013 21:38
Exciting debut! [I count this as their debut].
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