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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Uncut
    Sep 14, 2012
    80
    The remainder of In Limbo colonises the liminal space between harmony pop and spacecraft noise with giddy style. [Oct 2012, p.86]
  2. Magnet
    Sep 5, 2012
    80
    It's easy to get caught up in TEEN's dreams without completely falling asleep, a tough act to follow with so many similar acts just simply getting lost. [#90, p.61]
  3. Aug 28, 2012
    80
    There's enough variances in the sound, with the tracklisting set up in such as way that you notice the changes in style, to make sure you pay attention to every minute.
  4. 80
    There's a little something for everyone on In Limbo, and all just a little off from what you'd expect. For a debut album, that's a massive accomplishment.
  5. Aug 28, 2012
    72
    Complete with gorgeous harmonies and an intricate wall of sound that is somehow both delicate and powerful, the only thing that keeps Lieberson from succeeding outright is that most of the tracks clock in at around six minutes long.
  6. Aug 31, 2012
    70
    When TEEN hits on a groove -which happens most of the time-their music compels you right along.
  7. Aug 30, 2012
    70
    Overall, the tinny, sterile production (there is nothing lush about the sounds on In Limbo, nor is there supposed to be) and the fresh take on psychedelic and indie rock sounds pretty fine.
  8. Aug 28, 2012
    70
    TEEN still manage to come out strong and fully formed on their debut, with In Limbo proving to be the working man's take on dream pop.
  9. Aug 28, 2012
    70
    At the very least, In Limbo shows that the band can do a lot of things well, and while this set of songs isn't exactly scattered, TEEN's ambitions lead them to be less cohesive than they might have been had they picked one direction and stuck with it.
  10. Sep 6, 2012
    62
    The songs are dense and trebly, swirling and mutating but rarely growing, and too often staying way past their welcome. There are plenty of worthwhile ideas, but a seasoned producer could strategically shave 20 minutes off the album while losing little.
  11. Sep 25, 2012
    60
    [In Limbo] grooves on the easy symmetry of unfussy harmonies and dead-simple, no-hurry guitar, drum, and keyboard parts well buttered with reverb.
  12. Q Magazine
    Sep 6, 2012
    60
    The airy-fairy aggression sometimes misses the mark. [Oct 2012, p.112]
  13. 60
    Not a classic, then, but you could just listen to the good ones a lot.
  14. TEEN is another in a long line of mildly interesting but ponderous offshoots from already established bands.
  15. Sep 11, 2012
    50
    I admire the boldness of the album's sequencing more than I admire any of its individual tracks.
  16. Aug 28, 2012
    40
    Magic free and generally shapeless, TEEN have some real growing up to do.

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