Creatures of an Hour - Still Corners
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 13, 2011
    90
    It may be occasionally unnerving, but there is pure balm to be found here, music to speak to even the most troubled of souls.
  2. Oct 13, 2011
    80
    Creatures of an Hour is never less than pretty, and often a good deal more.
  3. Oct 13, 2011
    80
    Uncomplicated, subtle but memorable songwriting that might well have been played and recorded in a bedroom studio on Holloway Road.
  4. Oct 10, 2011
    80
    Tessa Murray's voice is gorgeously fragile and the backdrop will lift you out of encroaching grim winter evenings.
  5. 80
    Creatures Of An Hour is a record that finds intimacy in minimalism, and lets the space in the music build to an atmosphere almost as crushing as the audible moments.
  6. Oct 10, 2011
    80
    As a representative document of the band's formative years to the present, Creatures Of An Hour is an astounding debut that can only bode well for the future.
  7. Oct 10, 2011
    80
    The album deliver psychedelic pop with an expansive, cinematic feeling, letting listeners get lost in its slow, drifting melodies.
  8. Without striving to be as overtly melodramatic as some of her contemporaries, Murray harnesses that desperation which Portishead's Beth Gibbons manages to pull off so well but by containing and internalising it, manages to offer a refreshingly navel-gazing approach to the pysche of the modern lover.
  9. Oct 17, 2011
    70
    Still Corners' debut is full of the deceptively simple and the intriguingly confusing without straying far from its cinematic sound.
  10. Oct 10, 2011
    70
    In this impressive debut, Still Corners has crafted an appropriate album for the autumn season.
  11. Oct 24, 2011
    65
    No particular melodies, images, or moods really stick out from the vast, dreamy atmosphere that washes over you while you're listening.
  12. Oct 13, 2011
    60
    Despite the beautiful arrangements, it's hard to shake the notion that Still Corners, like a lot of new indie bands, haven't yet risen above the sum of their influences: movie music, Morricone, Slowdive, Broadcast, Nancy Sinatra.
  13. Oct 13, 2011
    60
    With Creatures of an Hour, Still Corners prove that they can progress beyond this ubiquitous predilection for visual evocation.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 17, 2011
    9
    In one word. Dreamy. The mix of the almost Batman-esque 'dum dum' sound and the atmospheric drone with Tessa May's floating vocals makeIn one word. Dreamy. The mix of the almost Batman-esque 'dum dum' sound and the atmospheric drone with Tessa May's floating vocals make 'Submarines' the song on this wonderful album. And that's just the last song! A sublime album. Full Review »