Killing Time - Terry Malts
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 20, 2012
    80
    The 14 songs clock in at only 34 minutes, so Killing Time never overstays its welcome, giving you that caffeine-type pick-me-up so few indie pop albums offer these days.
  2. Mar 20, 2012
    60
    What results instead is a solid offering full of familiar noisy-pop that with a little branching out might help the trio do something special next time around.
  3. Mar 20, 2012
    40
    Killing Time isn't a very compelling pop record, although I suppose there are much worse ways to, well, kill time.
  4. Mar 20, 2012
    69
    With their harmonies and swooning vocals, they're never quite Troggs-level elemental, but these guys clearly know how to wail.
  5. Mar 20, 2012
    70
    It's a pretty timeless approach that could have ended up sounding tired and played out, but the group's enthusiasm and Cunningham's ability to craft sticky melodies make it sound oven fresh.
  6. 60
    Killing Time brandishes an entertaining personality that breathes fresh life into a tried and true trend.
  7. Mar 21, 2012
    40
    It's catchy sometimes, but the fuzzy punk-pop stretches itself pretty thin over a full-length. [Mar 2012, p.87]
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  1. Apr 3, 2012
    8
    "Killing Time" is slightly more than a half-hour album of Terry Malts. Fourteen compositions are the proverbial "three chord made", because"Killing Time" is slightly more than a half-hour album of Terry Malts. Fourteen compositions are the proverbial "three chord made", because all of them, made in quite a specific lo-fi, are punk songs with indie rock style of singing. All are similar, ain't a surprise and sound like we're listening to a radio broadcast from the rebellious '70s California. And amazingly - in it's own strange way this music can genuinely get you involved. Full Review »