Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
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  1. Jun 25, 2012
    [The album] seems to prefer operating under a steady churn of gloom. But there's real muscle here, both in the singing, which is rendered wide and fat, an ooze of its own; and also in the guitar playing, which is hefty and dark.
  2. Jun 15, 2012
    I'm hard-pressed to find a song that's more interesting at its three-minute mark than it is after 10 seconds: 2:54 exposes a band that knows how to make a good first impression but not a lasting one.
  3. Jun 14, 2012
    It's all deliberate gazes, chins down and forced smiles, like being at your best on your worst days.
  4. Jun 4, 2012
    These songs could benefit at times from a bit more variation, but there are plenty of inspired moments on this album that make 2:54 an emerging band to watch as they further develop their sound.
  5. May 29, 2012
    Easy to enjoy, if not adore.
  6. Difficult to fault, [yet] it's equally difficult to get excited about.
  7. Q Magazine
    Jun 19, 2012
    The [album] may be icily impressive ... but long before the end you're left wishing that 2:54 would occasionally pull back the curtains and let a little sunshine in. [Jun 2012 p.96]
  8. Jun 7, 2012
    For 48 entire seconds Colette and her sister Hannah can do no wrong. But then it's back to the 4/4 beat and the gloom-by-numbers and the feeling that the Thurlows are squandering their potential.

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