Harbors

Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. May 4, 2011
    83
    All Tiny Creatures will probably play second fiddle to Volcano Choir for the foreseeable future, but the group shows that Collections Of Colonies Of Bees has a deeper bench than anyone probably realized.
  2. Apr 11, 2011
    78
    That sense of focus on making emotionally redolent material, and keeping the overall thrust of the project in view despite having many hands on the tiller, are ultimately what makes Harbors solidify into a satisfyingly cohesive whole.
  3. Apr 11, 2011
    70
    Starting with a breezy, uptempo song that's part motorik zone, part kicking it on a relaxed afternoon, Harbors finds All Tiny Creatures in engaging mood throughout, letting the music convey most of whatever message Thomas Wincek and his numerous collaborators and bandmates might have.
  4. Apr 11, 2011
    60
    That one caveat aside, Harbors is an intricate and catchy set of songs, one that truly earns the name "album" with its cohesion and skillful movement. Rarely does music this meticulous also sound so effortless and, more importantly, so damned joyful.
  5. Apr 11, 2011
    50
    Harbors feels mannered, genteel even; the aesthetic is humanness within mechanical complexity, as the jet wings, lungs, and eye on the album art suggest.
  6. Austin Chronicle
    Apr 11, 2011
    50
    Things get ponderous when themes aren't fully developed, "Triangle Frog" never leaving intro mode, but all is forgiven when the dreamy guitar hum of "Plankton March" brings Harbors in for an analgesic landing.

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