Killing Time

Album Review of Killing Time by Bayside.

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Killing Time


Killing Time by Bayside

Release Date: Feb 22, 2011
Record label: Wind-Up
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Emo-Pop, Punk-Pop

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Killing Time - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

It would be easy to misconstrue the title of Killing Time as a defeated admission from a tired band whose members were just going through the motions, putting out record after record because that’s what bands are supposed to do. For Bayside, however, that couldn’t be less true. Working with producer Gil Norton, who worked on monumental albums like the Pixies’ Doolittle and Foo Fighters’ The Colour and the Shape, the band has made what might be its most fully realized album to date.

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Sputnikmusic - 70
Based on rating 3.5/5

Review Summary: Bayside score another base hit, but there is still no game-winning home run. It may be stretching it a little to call Bayside the underdog, but it is fair to state that they are a band whom many a listener wish the best of success to. How could one not when the Long Island quartet are still to achieve significant eminence, despite being hard-working traditionalists who put on a great live show and are consistent on record? In baseball parlance, Bayside frequently get on base, but rarely hit the game-winning home run.

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