The Hurry and the Harm

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Jun 4, 2013
    83
    On The Hurry and The Harm, everything feels much more carefully crafted and well-thought-out than on some of his previous releases, so that every instrument has a very specific, and important, reason for being included.
  2. As has always been the case with City and Colour, this record is at its best when it forgoes sonic evolution for the bare bones simplicity of human emotion and the warm, gentle wash of pleasant nostalgia.
  3. Alternative Press
    Jun 4, 2013
    80
    It's as beautifully patient and thoughtful as anything else in Dallas green's expanding catalog, while carrying the same sort of modest insecurity and self-doubt that's made the project so warm and personable. [Jul 2013, p.98]
  4. Jun 4, 2013
    70
    After a decade of dividing between his priorities, this is Dallas finally taking the step out on his own. And it suits him extremely well.
  5. Q Magazine
    Jul 10, 2013
    60
    A touch more light amid the shade, though, and this would be a more redemptive listen. [Aug 2013, p.95]
  6. Jun 27, 2013
    60
    His greatest strength is his storytelling: lyrics are never expected or trite, not annoyingly inscrutable but just obscure enough to be intriguing.
  7. Kerrang!
    Jun 20, 2013
    60
    What emerges from the new City And Colour album, then, is the sound of a man with frailties who makes sense of it all through song. [1 Jun 2013, p.54]
  8. Mojo
    Jun 18, 2013
    60
    It's all too handsomely sterile to truly love. [Jul 2013, p.96]
  9. 60
    Green shows a new depth and further proves the jump from shaking walls in a post-hardcore group to melting hearts with his current project was the right move.
  10. Jun 7, 2013
    60
    While imperfect, The Hurry and the Harm is a collection of songs still lightyears ahead of most popular artists played on both Canadian and American airwaves.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 19, 2013
    10
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