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Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 29, 2012
    80
    Even more so than their debut album, Gallery shows just how impressive Craft Spells can be and sets them up as the synth pop revivalists to beat in 2012.
  2. May 17, 2012
    70
    An utterly pleasant summer diversion.
  3. 70
    Gallery does little to further their musical template, but piggybacked with Idle Labor, it does cement Craft Spells as a contemporary master of the genre.
  4. May 16, 2012
    63
    Craft Spells certainly live up to their name on this six-song EP, with the charm of its effortless, pixie-light production and the warm, plangent harp sounds of their major-key melodies.
  5. May 16, 2012
    62
    Gallery is six Craft Spells songs that range from good to pretty good, which theoretically should make it a welcome addition.
  6. Jun 22, 2012
    60
    Packed with shimmering riffs, synths and loops which sees the Californian mastermind diversify his much-tipped take on 'alternative 80s'.
  7. May 17, 2012
    60
    Gallery is an enjoyable offering from Craft Spells.
  8. May 16, 2012
    60
    Gallery falls short of living up to what Idle Labor promised, feeling more like a case of the leftovers.
  9. The end results are still pleasant enough, but can wear thin, even just after five songs.
  10. May 24, 2012
    50
    What really undersells these songs is the lack of a true rhythm section. Basic drum machine beats and nothing other than the most rudimentary bass lines fill out these songs and leave them feeling thin and flat.
  11. May 16, 2012
    50
    Gallery is an effort by a young artist who stylistically manages to be consistent yet not sophisticated, involving yet not affecting.

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