• Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: Mar 19, 2013
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. Apr 14, 2015
    7
    'Tales From Terra Firma' can be looked at as a continuation of an intriguing evolution from a band that has a LOT of potential to make great music that is unique to themselves.

    The three tracks in the middle of the album (The Bigger Picture / A Belated Invite to Eternity / Hook, Line, Sinker) justify price of admission for the entire album alone, and nearly 2 years later I am still
    'Tales From Terra Firma' can be looked at as a continuation of an intriguing evolution from a band that has a LOT of potential to make great music that is unique to themselves.

    The three tracks in the middle of the album (The Bigger Picture / A Belated Invite to Eternity / Hook, Line, Sinker) justify price of admission for the entire album alone, and nearly 2 years later I am still coming back to these sublime tracks that you can sing along to at the top of your lungs. With their new album just around the corner we can only hope for more signs of the growth of their unique sound.
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  2. Apr 2, 2013
    9
    This is a great album. I really love how Stornaway are progressing. I enjoyed their first album and Tales From Terra Firma is a definite step up. You won't be disappointed if you buy this album
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71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Apr 16, 2013
    55
    Tales From Terra Firma takes them to a more generic realm of sing-along indie rock, which is too bad. [No. 97, p.59]
  2. Apr 3, 2013
    49
    On their second album, Tales from Terra Firma, they continue to be almost crushingly dull, making well-appointed and cheerfully empty music that successfully communicates next to nothing.
  3. Mar 19, 2013
    70
    A collection of songs that are both ardent and humble.