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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
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  1. 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.
  2. 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]
  3. 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.
  4. Q Magazine
    Mar 1, 2011
    60
    It's hardly original, but is frequently beautiful. [Feb 2011, p.123]
  5. 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.

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