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  • Summary: This debut for the Liverpool five-piece recalls bands such as Echo & The Bunnymen, U2 and The Verve. Cocteau Twins' Simon Raymonde produced.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Oddly for an album so big in scope... it's very intimate and confessional. [3 Jul 2004, p.64]
  2. Ultimately, The Silent Hours is muscular, conservative rock music.
  3. Stunningly impressive... It's something that demands to exist beyond iPods, something that should be bought rather than downloaded, and played from start to finish. [Aug 2004, p.108]
  4. At its best “The Silent Hours” is a robust, reasonably straight ahead rock record and at its worst, a lumpen, forgettable distraction.
  5. 40
    Such earnestness makes for a terrifically hard slog. [Aug 2004, p.93]
  6. With each track they descend further into the mire.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3