Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Nov 22, 2011
    There are a few moments when all the backward glancing becomes a bit heavy-handed, but in their most inspired moments, Blouse find the connection between the limits of outdated technology and the terrible bliss of desiring something impermanent.
  2. Feb 21, 2012
    Blouse may have inadvertently produced one of the most notable, truly unencumbered reflexive turns on the genre (and almost necessarily by extension, its subculture) in recent memory.
  3. Jan 6, 2012
    If there's a flaw in the design of Blouse, it's that sometimes it can feel too disconnected, too frosty.
  4. Nov 22, 2011
    The West Coast threesome's pillowy, nostalgic abstractions veer from the sweeping histrionics of M83 or breezy gestures of various Scandinavians toward a woozy, romantic restlessness
  5. Nov 22, 2011
    Taken as a whole, Blouse is a more promising debut than a satisfying one, but its standout moments leave listeners wanting more.
  6. 70
    Blouse avoids dismissal as just another '80s dream pop group with a consistent, sophisticated grasp of the genre's tenets.
  7. Nov 22, 2011
    There are moments of brilliance; sketches on a theme but with no real conclusion.
  8. Nov 29, 2011
    Blouse is a record made for wandering inside the mind, where memory and dreams meet to form a less concrete kind of reality.
  9. Blouse are a promising, if yet to be fully realized, project.

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