Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. They may not be quite as distraught as Smith was, and they certainly opt not to strum as fast as he did, but the shared sentiment is still there. And on The Unfazed, that sentiment carries a savory beauty.
  2. Mar 14, 2011
    They have made a marked improvement from their 2009 EP, sounding more assured and confident. Every song is played with enthusiasm, and it makes for a blissful, hazy experience.
  3. Feb 23, 2011
    You'd be hard-pressed to find better noise pop/rock than this in 2011.
  4. Jan 19, 2011
    Wrapped in layers of reverb and nonchalance, the ten-track release steps in a more layered direction compared with the sunny distortion played out on its self-titled EP debut last year.
  5. 70
    All in all, Friends for Now is an impressively strong debut that exceeds even the vast expectations of those fans primed on the band's introductory singles and releases.
  6. Jan 19, 2011
    Unlike much of the current post-Animal Collective psychedelia, there's a palpable, full-bodied force and galloping beat behind the bliss.
  7. Jan 19, 2011
    While this is an atmospheric record, it's also upbeat and poppy enough to encourage dancing or at least vigorous head-nodding.
  8. Feb 4, 2011
    Their personality-bereft voices take on a chameleonic quality in which, when surrounded by the accompanying music, they eventually become nothing at all.
  9. Jan 19, 2011
    Familiarity dominates the group's latest effort, Friends For Now. It succeeds in setting a mood of a rather altered state of mind, but the tunes resemble one another more often than not.
  10. Under The Radar
    Mar 9, 2011
    There are some cacthy hooks buried deep in the goop. [Feb 2011, p.72]

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