Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 30, 2012
    80
    The Londoners' ramshackle summer vibes are still happy to coast along on a slacker wave rather than streamlining too directly.
  2. Aug 30, 2012
    80
    Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen has flashes of brilliance and moments where they're still figuring out what to do, but overall, it shows them growing into something new as gracefully as they can.
  3. Aug 30, 2012
    70
    Throughout all 13 of these tracks, whether fuzzed-out and aggressive or scuffed-up and jaunty, the band is so laid-back and mellow that there's never a break in the mantra: Nothing Bad Can Ever Happen [sic].
  4. Aug 30, 2012
    70
    While Nothing Bad has great, well-written, dynamic pop songs, the album suffers from length.
  5. Aug 30, 2012
    70
    Dignan Porch are slightly less effective at a less sprightly pace, veering too close to the point of collapse on 'And Are Now Not', but this is a fine exercise in pearly, bleary eyed acid pop.
  6. Sep 7, 2012
    60
    It's far from perfect but still worthy of investigation. [Oct 2012, p.97]
  7. Aug 30, 2012
    59
    They're the opening band you actually kinda enjoyed even though you showed up too early by mistake, the album you half remember liking when it was playing in a friend's car.
  8. Sep 11, 2012
    50
    The record drags when it should soar.
  9. 50
    Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen, as a whole, doesn't contribute anything terribly original to the genre, and as such doesn't make much of a lasting impression on the listener.

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