Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 30, 2012
    The hooks don't let up, the instrumentation provides the kind of sly surprise a pop listener wants from a three-minute gem, and the vocals have just enough grit to convey a darker lyrical tone. [No.87 p.59]
  2. 70
    With Shy Pursuit, they've harnessed their nearly 20-year career to craft their pop masterwork.
  3. Jul 9, 2012
    Shy Pursuit is not completely monotonous--it moves through a handful of styles as well. [Jun 2012, p.158]
  4. May 30, 2012
    Taken as a whole Shy Pursuit feels like a flat amalgamation of post-millennial indie-pop tropes clean-cut from the quirks and charms of their creators.

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