Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. The end result is an album that would be fine as a first effort--that is, if it did not naturally have to be compared to previous Tunng albums.
  2. And Then We Saw Land isn’t a bad album, it just doesn‘t grab you.
  3. No one should begrudge them their cleaner, smoother sound, but straight-laced songwriting has sapped the band's well-worn eccentricities. Tunng have outgrown and outlasted the restrictive genres they were once boxed into, but Saw Land struggles to find its place in a larger context.
  4. Uncut
    There's sparse evidence of their supposedly influential stay in Mali with desert bluesmen Tinariwen here, and ultimately their sonic porridge ends up a tad unsalted. [Mar 2010, p.98]
  5. Under The Radar
    It's a record which breaks with their previous work in many ways, most noticeably with the absence of singer/songwriter and group founder Sam Genders, but also with its grander, wider sweep. [Winter 2010, p.66]

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