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Way back in 2010 I opened my mouth to say that Infinite Arms felt to me like it was the first Band of Horses record. I was trying to imply that I finally had the band I'd always dreamt of, that the album was a celebratory debut of this unit. Or was I joking? That's the thing: I've finally become comfortable enough in this band that sometimes I don't even know when I'm ... Read more in Amazon's Band of Horses Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 18, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B003CIG7AE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,223 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

2010 release, the third album from the Low Country's premier Rock 'n' Roll outfit. Produced by Band of Horses with additional production from Phil Ek, mixed by Dave Sardy, and recorded over a 16-month period, the songs on Infinite Arms project the essence of the different American locales that became the setting for the recording and songwriting process, yielding the group's most focused and dynamic recordings to date. Through touring together in support of 2007's Cease To Begin and during breaks in the Infinite Arms recording process, Band Of Horses have become a cohesive force, with all members making invaluable contributions to the unmistakable sound that has been present since the band's inception.

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It just doesn't sound like the band is trying at all.
Marblehead Johnson
I would HIGHLY recommend buying this vinyl if you're looking to get some new LPs; it's great!
Taz
Great sounds from this group with a good mix and variety of songs.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Sam M. Tannenbaum VINE VOICE on May 26, 2010
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I turned onto Band of Horses (BOH) after discovering Carrisa's Wierd (a now-defunct band that included BOH frontman Ben Bridwell and former BOH member Mat Brooke). Their first record, 'Everything All the Time', was ridiculously addictive, and strong enough to make the second (''Cease to Begin') a mandatory buy. The main difference between those first two records was the confidence and maturity in songwriting.

For better or worse, the differences between that second album and this new one, their major-label debut, are pretty similar. Just as 'Cease' displayed greater confidence and cohesion in songwriting, this record finds the band even more 'settled in' to their sound and scope. How much one enjoys this album will mostly just come down to whether they enjoy the band's chosen direction. 'Everything' suggested that BOH could evolve into either a shoegazer band or a dreamrock outfit, and 'Infinite Arms' confirms that they are the latter, with a bit of alt-country twang.

This isn't a bad thing. I was initially somewhat amused by some reviewers' comparisons between this album and 70s ballad-pop, but on further consideration, I guess I can see it- it's just that this naturally seems more relevant, but these ARE essentially alt-country-dreamrock ballads. Those familiar with BOH's earlier work will appreciate the statement that this is 'St. Augustine'-BOH and not 'Funeral'-BOH, and should use that distinction when deciding whether to purchase 'Infinite Arms'.

There are some real high points on this record, notably 'On My Way Back Home' and the title track, which are both slow and deliberate, grand and sweeping.

I listened to this straight through about half-a-dozen times, and am pleased and impressed.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Parkansky on August 14, 2010
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I was always a mild Band Of Horses fan. A friend of mine burned me the first two cds to listen to, and I always kind of liked them. The combination of hipster indie rock and the classic country-fied rock was very pleasing to listen to, but that was about all. I did enjoy Cease To Begin a lot, though, since the hipster elements had diminished some, and they were embracing country and Gram Parsons a little more. All in all, I kinda dismissed them as yet another indie band with nothing much to say.

That all changed with this album.

With Infinite Arms, the Band of Horses lets their hair down and wears all of their influences on their sleeves. A tighter lineup this time around, everyone is contributing to Ben Bridwell's timeless sound. Cease To Begin was the blueprint for this album, as it showed more confidence and cohesion in their songwriting, yet I always knew they were destined for greatness. With Infinite Arms, the greatness is reached. The indie schtick is basically over, now the band is a true rock and roll band with some fantastic 3-part harmony and a penchant for killer melodies and catchy hooks to boot.

The album begins with the 3-strike punch of Factory, Compliments, and Laredo. These are easily some of the best work the band has ever done, and at the same time, are vastly different from each other. Factory is a moving ballad about love in the office with some soaring strings. Compliments is a great alternative country rocker with some fantastic harmonies, and Laredo could very well be the road rock song of 2010.

Unlike their last 2 albums, the middle half doesn't sag at all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 30, 2010
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When Band of Horses first burst onto the "indie rock" scene in 2006 with the song "The Funeral" and the album that spawned that single, Everything All the Time, they became instant indie gods. The reverb drenched vocals and haunting tunes kept this listener rapt from start to finish. They would go on to show that they aren't a one-trick pony with 2007's Cease To Begin by keeping the things that made the first album great and adding a couple of uptempo rockers. Now, with Infinite Arms, the band leaves the Sub Pop label for the corporate trappings of the major label Columbia Records (not that Sub Pop doesn't have some of the same corporate crap running through their sewer system). The end result is something appealing, but much less satisfying than the first two albums. The only songs that really sound like the band are "On My Way Back Home", "Infinite Arms", "For Annabelle", and(sort-of) "Neighbor"...all, slow, meandering and incidentally, the best on the album. The main problem with the album for me, seems to be the lack of enthusiasm and passion in the music, poor songcraft and trite, overblown lyrics. In "Laredo", Bridwell actually sings the words, "I'm at a crossroads with myself". I don't think there's anyone on Earth who could sing that line and not sound like an idiot. Lines like "Later, I was thinkin' it over at the snack machine. I thought about you and a candy bar" in the album's opener, "Factory" aren't going to get Bridwell into the songwriting hall of fame either...not to mention the horrible "La, La, La, La's" in "Blue Beard". Much of the song structure, too, strays far from the Americana/Indie Folk the band was playing on most of the first two records. "Older" has a country twinge to it, but somehow still feels like the Beach Boys doing country...Read more ›
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