Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 70
    Temple's solo work is an entirely different sound from his work with Here We Go Magic. It is warm, rich, and tinged in the soft, lo-fi fuzz of four-track recording.
  2. Aug 19, 2011
    70
    The rest of the record is suddenly and gracefully, if somewhat confusingly, scooped up in the slightly irksome breezes of troubadour lo-fi, though considering the chops of that opening brace it's hardly a deal breaker.
  3. Aug 30, 2011
    60
    The cosy and intimate songs, sung in the disarming, high-pitched tenor so admired by Sufjan Stevens, are pleasant enough, but it isn't until the Cajun-tinged shuffle of Ophelia and late-night bar lament You Belong To Heaven that it gels. [Sep 2011, p.95]
  4. Aug 19, 2011
    75
    The tape hiss and overall lo-fi production values initially make Don't Act feel like a backward enterprise, failing to build upon Pigeons' kaleidoscopic scope. But in many ways, this is the most accomplished collection of songs Temple has put forth, even if it takes some time to account for the awkward adjustment.
  5. Aug 24, 2011
    61
    This odd and intermittently pleasurable artifact just kinda sits there, an unintentional rebuke to the artist that orphaned this poor thing.
  6. Sep 20, 2011
    40
    Don't Act Like You Don't Care doesn't alienate, but it doesn't quite manage to draw in people to Temple's music and make them care about it.
  7. Aug 19, 2011
    80
    No boundaries are breached, but this is a loose, engaging record. [Sep 2011, p.96]
  8. Aug 19, 2011
    70
    Oddly enough, despite the wide variety of styles and sounds, Don't Act Like You Don't Care is Temple's sturdiest album to date.

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