Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Feb 27, 2012
    This is a brave but captivating debut album, exploring the inner parts of the mind, and proves a very strong addition to the Brownswood canon.
  2. Mojo
    Mar 23, 2012
    Downtempo it may be, but joyous rather than dark. [Apr 2012, p.91]
  3. Feb 28, 2012
    On first blush, the album's lack of anything with the prancing grace and energy of "No Clear Reason" is a minor disappointment. After a couple spins, however, that notion is replaced with anticipation for Ozanne's next move.
  4. Feb 28, 2012
    The Keychain Collection is a sensuous LP of love songs and well engineered instrumentals.
  5. Feb 24, 2012
    Ozanne has here delivered one of the most perfect after-party collections in recent memory.
  6. Feb 24, 2012
    It's sentimental in places, but it also marks the 24-year-old out as one of the most exciting new producers around.
  7. Feb 29, 2012
    Despite what its title might imply, The Keychain Collection feels very cohesive, more like a planned progression than a mere combination of tunes.
  8. Apr 20, 2012
    Ozanne's brand of tentative indiestep is a new form of music in a landscape of few, and a still-evolving artform. And The Keychain Selection deserves special treatment because, in its field, it's somewhat of a zenith.
  9. Mar 15, 2012
    The Keychain Collection is an album of miniatures painted in tiny brushstrokes, and its relative attenuation belies the richness of its details.
  10. Feb 29, 2012
    It's not a record that's going to hit you over the head-- it's almost fatally unassuming and more likely to meekly ask if you maybe wanted to spare a few seconds to listen-- but it's one that will offer a surprising amount of replay value if you accept its coy, hesitant invitation.
  11. Feb 24, 2012
    It's a win for the bedroom door-locking crew.
  12. There's nothing bad about it--at all--but considering how much work seems to have gone into it, it should feel that bit more captivating.
  13. Q Magazine
    Apr 2, 2012
    The Keychain Collection isn't far removed from James Blake, though the subtle melodies are all his own. [Apr 2012, p.98]
  14. Apr 17, 2012
    The album certainly isn't a waste of time, but most disappointing is that it lacks an intensity and message.
  15. Uncut
    Feb 24, 2012
    Will Ozanne comes across as a milder version of James Blake. [Mar 2012, p.84]

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