Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Oct 25, 2012
    70
    While this is their debut release, there is a sense that Dog Is Dead are still growing and maturing as a band.
  2. Nov 21, 2012
    20
    The band sound bored. [Dec 2012, p.103]
  3. Nov 29, 2012
    40
    [The album] lacks anything distinctively their own. [Dec 2012, p.96]
  4. 60
    The rough edges that gave them their early oddball indie pop character have been sanded off in favour of earnest but uninspiring anthemic rock.
  5. Oct 16, 2012
    80
    It may not be groundbreakingly new, but All Our Favourite Stories is one of the most entertaining albums of the year.
  6. Oct 11, 2012
    80
    Lyrics may operate in a relatively small sphere--breaking up, getting back together, talking through the night--but these are solid gold indie pop songs ornamented with real precision and flair.
  7. Oct 11, 2012
    60
    While this is a confident and at times sharply written debut, there's little to suggest that Dog Is Dead bring anything new to the table.
  8. Oct 11, 2012
    80
    These are punchy pop songs with immediate, uncomplicated appeal.
  9. Oct 11, 2012
    80
    The zingy, careening pop of 'Do The Right Thing', and the grandiose welterweight rock of 'Teenage Daughter' are their most effective communiqu├ęs.

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