Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Jun 4, 2013
    It’s certainly the best down-to-earth storytelling item to emerge in ages.
  2. Jun 3, 2013
    It's delivered with such warmth and skill that reservations fade, and the delight of hearing a band do something very well takes over.
  3. Uncut
    Jun 3, 2013
    It's a fine effort in a heavily populated field. [Jul 2013, p.76]
  4. Jun 3, 2013
    Yet despite its flaws, this is still an impressively confident debut from a band that sound far older than their years.
  5. Mojo
    Jul 10, 2013
    The debut set from New Albany's Houndmouth suggests there's more to them than nice skinny jeans. [Aug 2013, p.88]
  6. Q Magazine
    Jun 17, 2013
    If From The Hills doesn't quite have the swing and swagger of 2012's self-titled EP, it shouldn't be hard to recapture that promise next time around. [Jul 2013, p.105]
  7. 60
    The four-piece’s debut is a forcefully soulful affair.
  8. Jun 3, 2013
    So while there's nothing vastly wrong with From The Hills Below The City, there's also nothing vastly right.
  9. Jun 3, 2013
    The by-the-numbers production goes hand in hand with the bandmembers' tailored playing and thickly stylized vocals, hitting all the marks of emphatic country-enamored rock on tracks like the Toupin-fronted "Houston Train," a tale of being strung out, riding the hard-luck rails.

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