Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reservoir is a neat, considered, and polished piece of work that is unrelenting in its charm.
  2. London-based collective Fanfarlo’s debut is a carefully orchestrated treat.
  3. Uncut
    The air of melancholy on display throughout is as enticing as Beirut's. Impressive. [Nov 2009, p.94]
  4. Fanfarlo are similar fare, and that’s a perfectly fine thing to be. The band make pretty, guitar and organ-led indie, with discreet swirls, parps, and trills of brass and strings.
  5. Reservoir is as fine a debut as you might hear all year, but while the band’s sheer happiness to be playing music is unutterably apparent and serves it well, where can it go from here?
  6. Alternative Press
    The album runs out of steam toward the end, but the first few tracks are gold. [Nov 2009, p.109]
  7. Under The Radar
    'Good Morning Midnight,' a piece which, unlike the rest of the album, leaves you hankering for more. [Fall 2009, p.62]
  8. Q Magazine
    At times, this means overloading slight ideas, but when they get it right, as on the glorious 'Finish Line,' the results are irresitible. [Nov 2009, p.104]

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