Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 4, 2013
    The 90s revival starts here... maybe, but It Hugs Back is also a warm, fuzzy species all of its own, and well worth cozying up to.
  2. May 20, 2013
    Clocking in at 35 minutes it's a breezy listen, but one that stays with you. The musicianship is excellent, the production spot on and, despite its restless nature, the album hangs together nicely.
  3. May 20, 2013
    Recommended Record may flit between styles but it’s a cohesive and polished third effort from the band.
  4. 80
    Otherworldly pop that’s sweetly gripping.
  5. May 20, 2013
    Recommended Record is a super-stylized collage of sounds, clearly put together by big music fans, and it's ambitious palette of sounds only occasionally falters.

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