User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 4 out of 13

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  1. Jun 12, 2012
    7
    The album is fully polished like shoeshiner--dubstep combined with folk. Note. I am not writing this because of Internet Explorer 9. I'm writing this because I love "Too Close" and it's stuck in my head.
  2. Jul 16, 2012
    9
    It is a clean album with an impressive mixture of dubstep and soul. Love it!
  3. Aug 19, 2012
    10
    This is a great album. I am a fan of EDM (dubstep, trance, house) and I love how Clare combined it with Alternative rock and soul. If you have not heard this album, buy it.
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58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jan 18, 2012
    60
    There's a great and more conventional singer/songwriter album waiting to get out here, but The Lateness of the Hour appears to be more concerned with creating a bold statement of intent than in showcasing Clare's undeniable talents.
  2. Dec 12, 2011
    80
    A majorly impressive debut. [Aug. 2011, p. 100]
  3. Aug 5, 2011
    37
    Lateness never does much to prove Clare and his producers were on the same page (let alone reading from the same book).