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. May 29, 2012
    [The album's] drifting momentum makes 2:54 a lot like taking a trip on a train, allowing listeners to simply sit back and enjoy the scenery without needing to think too much about how they're getting from one end of the journey to the other.
  2. 80
    This is an album that rings with the honed precision and craftsmanship of a job thoroughly done.
  3. May 29, 2012
    2:54 is deep and dramatic, taut and poised. It stands up to repeat listens with a unperturbed grace and a wonderful habit of showing you something new and unheard each time.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    May 30, 2012
    Teenage Wiccans, you've officially found your summer soundtrack. [1/8 Jun 2012, p.117]
  5. Jun 6, 2012
    2:54 have made a debut album that pulls you in, immerses you and haunts you ever so slightly.
  6. May 31, 2012
    With nothing wasted, it leaves you wanting nothing more.
  7. May 29, 2012
    An album of huge promise rather than an instant classic - 2:54's time will come.
  8. May 29, 2012
    2:54 have delivered a collection of deeply mature and addictive tracks. In avoiding their own hype they have created something almost naively unaffected, and purely affecting.
  9. Jun 1, 2012
    2:54 falls short of being a truly great album because each song just starts to sound the same.
  10. May 29, 2012
    '2:54' is the sound of two Fallen Angels back to steal what's left of your soul; it's sultry, it's mischievous, and it's damn near magnificent.
  11. Kerrang!
    Jun 15, 2012
    The time when even twitter goes quiet and the world belongs to the insomniacs, the troubled and the drunk, all of who will find solace in the Thurlows' urber-moody noisepop. [2 Jun 2012, p.53]

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