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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

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60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
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  1. The reason Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down works here other "buzz band" albums don't is because theirs just feels natural--NATW aren't trying to buy into any trend. They're just writing great music. [Sep 2008, p.151]
  2. It requires TLC, and some listeners–-and I count myself among them–-are just too heavy-handed to stay in its company long.
  3. It's gentle enough to be background music, lively enough to be worth listening to for the sake of it, and certainly an impressive achievement for a 21-year-old's debut.