Metascore
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
Buy On
  1. 40
    It's tuneful enough but, really, the case for the dismantling of 2010's nostalgic apparatus starts here. Less hypnagogic pop, more over-the-hillwave.
  2. 60
    A sense of awestruck wonder permeates tracks such as "Swallowed by the Night", though when Barthmus tries to deal in more human terms, with the inverse "Ebony & Ivory" schtick of "Shared Piano", the results are less successful.
  3. Feb 10, 2011
    60
    It feels like there are more synthetic things of interest here. There are significantly less organic things--lyrics, sentiments, meaning--that will keep you coming back.
  4. Mojo
    Apr 4, 2011
    60
    This is a richly textured debut that creates a very agreeable collision between the organic and the electronic. [Feb 2011, p.100]
  5. Q Magazine
    Mar 1, 2011
    60
    It's hardly original, but is frequently beautiful. [Feb 2011, p.123]

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