Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  1. Jul 15, 2013
    With practically no dependence on laptop recording tricks, Stills sounds completely lost in another era, and all the darker and truer for it.
  2. Jul 17, 2013
    This is ultimately a transitory record, its gate-crashing momentum tempered by songs that feel like holdovers from Gauntlet Hair’s more whimsical debut. With Stills’ crisper production cleaning up the band’s formative psych-pop splatter, the album’s more sanguine tracks.
  3. 70
    Gauntlet Hair’s reference points are sublime, of course, but when they come up with the grudging funk of ‘Simple’, it’s something that’s all their own work.
  4. 70
    Stills explores its feelings of hurt and misgiving more deftly with its music than with its lyrics; if you’re sick of Dick and Barry types, the darkly-focused new wave avant-pop of Stills can still offer its rewards.
  5. Aug 1, 2013
    It’s not perfect, but strong songwriting philosophy like this deserves to be noted and heard.

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