Any Port in a Storm - Scott and Charlene's Wedding
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jul 19, 2013
    80
    What does make sense is songs that can be related to the world over, not just in Williamsburg, and the songs on Any Port In A Storm fall very much into this category. A brilliant record.
  2. Jul 19, 2013
    80
    While Any Port In A Storm is unlikely to make a superstar out of Dermody, it definitely feels like the arrival of a new cult hero.
  3. Jul 18, 2013
    80
    Wonderfully, it’s somehow nostalgic and current at the same time.
  4. Aug 28, 2013
    70
    An intoxicating mixture of sun-kissed melodies, fuzzy bass and gangling '90s guitar. [Aug-Sep 2013, p.102]
  5. Aug 14, 2013
    70
    Scott & Charlene's Wedding sound grounded--but not gridlocked--on Any Port in a Storm, securing their reputation as one of the most heartfelt acts inspired by the '90s, and one of the few who bring a more contemporary urgency to that sound.
  6. Jul 24, 2013
    70
    There is a definite whiny, punky recklessness to Any Port In A Storm, a feeling of intentional roughness and rawness mixed with genuine musical chops and strained emotional frankness.
  7. 70
    He sounds small, beaten and subdued beneath the Lemonheads-meets-Diiv slack drawl of the music. The key thing here? Unlike so many of his contemporaries, he also sounds totally believable.
  8. Jul 18, 2013
    70
    He combines a fondness for Lou Reed-style New York street theater with anti-folk and '80s out-of-tune jangle to scintillating effect. [Aug 2013, p.76]
  9. 65
    From the song structure to the vocal delivery, everything’s fairly laid-back and far from groundbreaking, but such is its lo-fi garage aesthetic.
  10. Dec 5, 2013
    60
    SACW get a little too ragged for their own good in places, but Any Port is still a fine ersatz blast from the past that manages to speak to modern-day insecurities.
  11. Jul 18, 2013
    60
    A stolid lack of poetry combined with Dermody's flat intonation could make Any Port in a Storm hard-going, were it not for his evident, dogged attempt to be Jonathan Richman fronting the Stooges, and a stoic faith in the goodness of life and the value of human endeavour that brims with hope.

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