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Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Aug 18, 2011
    88
    While mostly a California creation, Still Living echoes the sounds reverberating across the Pacific from New Zealand - think '80s/'90s bands like the Chills and the 3Ds, whose splashy reverb tanks were almost louder than their amps ("Call Me"). Or even Galaxie 500, whose Dean Wareham is a native Zealander ("Bradley").
  2. Aug 23, 2011
    80
    From the performances, to the songwriting, to the production, Still Living is the group's strongest, most multi-dimensional album.
  3. Uncut
    Aug 19, 2011
    80
    Ganglians take care to lace everything with bright, primary colour melodies, suggesting they might yet follow the likes of MGMT and Yeasayer into the mainstream. [Sep 2011, p.87]
  4. Sep 1, 2011
    70
    Still Living has its share of baroque pop moments, but its strongest songs are the ones that rock the hardest.
  5. Aug 24, 2011
    70
    The meat of Still Living isn't its quirks or vibes-it's the songwriting itself, and since the album fills two LPs and almost an hour of play-time, it has a whole lot of that.
  6. Aug 25, 2011
    69
    Though they could still stand to pull back on the vocal fanfares, brushing away some of the gunk that mottled up their earlier records and doubling down on melody each open up new avenues in their sound, and Still Living finds Ganglians delivering on their early promise while stepping confidently toward whatever's next.
  7. Aug 22, 2011
    66
    Too soon for July, the trio tends to fall back into the boredoms of late-summer garage jamming, though.

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