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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. May 29, 2012
    Easy to enjoy, if not adore.
  4. Difficult to fault, [yet] it's equally difficult to get excited about.
  5. 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.
  6. 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]
  7. 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.
  8. Jun 14, 2012
    It's all deliberate gazes, chins down and forced smiles, like being at your best on your worst days.

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