Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. Apr 4, 2012
    Young Magic transform their emulation into a transformation of a style that's like nothing else out there.
  2. Mar 16, 2012
    They forge a magicalworld of trippy vocal electronica.
  3. 80
    Young Magic are even more dizzyingly chaotic [than The Ruby Suns].
  4. Feb 21, 2012
    Young Magic borrow influences from all over the place and transform them into a sound they can proudly call their own.
  5. Feb 16, 2012
    From the album's very first strains, you know something mysterious, maybe even mystical, is afoot.
  6. Feb 13, 2012
    This is a discernibly different beast from any aforementioned acts of convenient comparison – from a distance, sure, it has its similarities, but zoom in and it's an exquisite new breed to behold.
  7. There are moments where the album drags, and there's no one that's going to be declaring this a modern classic, but with this strong debut, Young Magic have cemented themselves as a band to watch in the coming years.
  8. Feb 21, 2012
    A listen to Melt clearly conveys their wider world-view and is as ambitious as it is engaging (and a real treat to hear on headphones, to boot).
  9. Feb 16, 2012
    It's clear that Young Magic have all the tools and instincts down pat; even without meaning to, this album delves happily, though briefly, into pop excellence.
  10. Feb 14, 2012
    The band are probably a little too ambitious for their own good, but kudos to them for not holding back.
  11. Feb 13, 2012
    It's a cushy listen, if not only always distinctive, particularly since the shorter tracks often amount to a cooled, deep-blue gelatin that holds the previously released singles together.

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