Yellow & Green
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Yellow & Green

July 17, 2012

  Song Title
Yellow Theme
Take My Bones Away
March to the Sea
Little Things
Back Where I Belong
Sea Lungs
Disc 2
Green Theme
Board Up the House
Mtns. (The Crown & Anchor)
Psalms Alive
The Line Between
If I Forget Thee, Lowcountry

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 17, 2012
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Relapse Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 Relapse Records Inc.
  • Total Length: 1:14:59
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  • ASIN: B0089AF2DS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,694 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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47 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baroness - Yellow And Green July 17, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Yellow & Green is the third full-length studio album by the Savannah based Progressive/Sludge Metal band Baroness, it was released in the summer of 2012, produced by John Congleton and is a double disc album.

Like the band's previous albums (and indeed some other Savanah based bands, including Black Tusk and Kylesa) the artwork was created by singer John Dyer Baizley. Furthermore, like the band's previous two albums Red Album and Blue Record, the discs are each given a colour theme.

Both discs open with a musical intro-theme, one for each of the two colours. For example, the first track on disc one is `Yellow Theme' which is a brief instrumental piece using some of the notes and rhythms from later on the disc.

Then, it bursts in with the ridiculously catchy single `Take My Bones Away,' which features brilliant melodic guitar lines and a memorable chorus, some keys and a brilliantly dynamic form where things build up, cut out, speed up, slow down and come in and out of effects loops. It may be shocking if you are caught off guard, but it's a phenomenal track that's every bit as memorable as `Teeth Of A Cogwheel' `Wanderlust' or `A Horse Called Golgotha,' if not more so.

Everything about the album is just a little bit bigger and better than the previous two albums. The production job is fantastic, the songwriting is a little bit more distinctive, John Baizley's vocals have improved immensely and of course there is a full seventy-five minutes worth of music to enjoy this time around.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars 1 Year Later - Hazy Sunday Morning October 18, 2012
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1 Year Later Review: It's been a year since I purchased this album and wow, how life - and with it what you appreciate - can change. This album, over any other album this year, has been my go-to record; this is the music that, when I find myself browsing my massive music collection, I routinely turn to and connect with. Not sure what else to say about this album than that it has started to help shape how this 30-year-old defines at least his musical tastes. I love this album - it is totally unique; 5 stars!

Original review: Probably one of the most debated albums in the metal lover's world... Why? Because Baroness' latest dual album is intentionally NOT metal. A recent reported anti-metal music creator, John Baizley and crew have crafted a new genre of "metal-rock-a-lullabilly"...? (I'm Ron Burgandy?) I hated this album upon first listen..."Seriously? WTF!!!" However, I believe all music deserves a fair chance, especially when made by one of my favorite bands.

I ran into John Baizley a few weeks before the album released...we were both at a Philadelphia brunch spot near fish town. The dude seemed chill...his whole demeanor. Hardly the force I had seen live a few weeks earlier. I divert into meeting Baizley intentionally; Baizley and his art had seemingly (from afar) changed...he'd grown older, and possibly wiser. After purchasing the album I threw it on my Zune player (anti-apple!) And would listen to it occasionally or whenever one of the songs would pop up randomly.

Slowly I noticed the album themes...regret, loss, perspective, honesty, awareness. This wasn't the "Isaak-screaming" band I had once loved; Baroness has changed...and I think for the better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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With Yellow & Green, Baroness continue their progression from hard-line dirty sludge metal to a more experimental yet accessible progressive rock. However, the sonic leap is much wider than the one from Red Album to Blue Record (their first two albums, Y&G being their third), which might leave some fans scratching their heads instead of banging them.

The band has shed their original hard-line dirty sludge metal sound, turning now to a more experimental, yet more accessible, progressive one. If you've never heard Baroness before, this is the album to get. However, I hesitate to recommend this to the more hardcore set who are expecting a harder, more refined version of the first two albums. The production quality has certainly improved, and the band members' focus, despite losing their dedicated bassist, is as precise as ever. But in improving their overall sound and playing, they've lost the rough edges that first drew my attention to them.

Now, I don't think that Baroness consciously is trying to become more "accessible" by purposefully watering down their sound to garner more record sales. I believe that Baroness is still the honest bunch of Virginians that I first met, with the same high degree of talent and dedication as before. They're going to make the kind of music that beckons them at this point in their growth. It remains to be heard if this poppier, radio-friendly sound points to the band's destination, or is simply an awkward teenage phase in a larger lifecycle.

On the album itself: its first of two parts, "Yellow" is the stronger of the two, with more memorable songs and a more cohesive feel across songs. I can't discount "Green" entirely, though, as it has my favorite track of them all, "The Line Between.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Getting older, selling out… AND I'M BUYING IT ALL!!!
Holy crap… This album is majorly epic. This is like a Pink Floyd Album of hardcore. I read another review that rated it poorly and said they're getting older, don't rock as hard... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Blake Leavitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Colorful Metal
Whether you've been weened on radio-rock, consider yourself an elite metal-head or gravitate towards prog-rock, Baroness would like a moment of your time. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. Estes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
After listening to XM radio almost exclusively for the last few years I started to get bored with their offerings. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dirk A. Elder
5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasing melange
It sounds like Fugazi meets Mastadon with soaring major key Weezer guitar riffs thrown in for good measure. That's a good thing. Read more
Published 3 months ago by wintermute
2.0 out of 5 stars Ehhh
Wasn't quite what I was looking for compared to their previous albums just not impressed glad I only got the digital version
Published 3 months ago by Greg H.
4.0 out of 5 stars I wish they made a "light-green" album instead
This is a good double-album, with several great songs. But, I think it's about 1 album too much. Taking the best tracks from Yellow and Green and putting them into one... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Boris Kawon
5.0 out of 5 stars Good grooves, great songs.
The entire album is very good - good musical ideas, some cool guitar harmonies and his voice has grown on me. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Michael Portal
5.0 out of 5 stars Right Where They Belong
When a band starts to evolve in such a way that they seem to no longer resemble their past output, there is always a risk of experiencing a disconnect as a listener. Read more
Published 6 months ago by purerockfury
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Album
I actually first heard this album on YouTube, so kudos and thanks to whoever allowed the entire album to be posted. Read more
Published 7 months ago by J. Vaughn
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful album if you keep your mind open and keep listening
I think most people who are gonna buy this album are already Baroness fans, they like heavy music and they expect that from this band. Read more
Published 8 months ago by drtoucan
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