This Too Will Pass

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Alternative Press
    90
    Even in its darkest moments... [This Too] remains grounded in a beautiful humanity. [Mar 2007, p.136]
  2. Filter
    88
    Almost everything about this album is fragile and beautiful. [#24, p.94]
  3. Urb
    80
    A rewarding, intimate listen. [Mar 2007, p.101]
  4. Like Mum on a smaller scale, or a lightly medicated, loose-lipped Four Tet, his introspective songs sway hazily from image to metaphor, between yesterday's folk and tomorrow's digitalism.
  5. A strong album with some growing pains.
  6. The album is just so uniform in its beauty that tracks simply blend into one another.
  7. Hirway's music is a little too gauzy for its own good, but there are enough hidden surprises... to keep you wide awake, and the album is so majestic that it remains with you like a cherished memory... even if it is a fuzzy memory.
  8. Although This Too Will Pass is a very solid effort from a maturing artist, it seems to be missing some of the energy of previous releases.
  9. Spin
    60
    Think the Postal Service gone yoga or an un-self-conscious James Taylor gone minimal techno. [Feb 2007, p.85]
  10. This is an album not entirely worthy of the patience it requires to be appreciated track by track.
  11. Hirway intends for much grander experience, but his shortcomings, be it insecurity or fear, do not allow him to achieve that. Instead, we're left confused over just who Hirway is, and the real loss is the lack of intimacy between the artist and his audience.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. KevinJ
    Mar 19, 2007
    10
    If anybody ever asks you how restraint can be exhilirating, play them this album. Not a single excessive note, beat or lyric--which makes it If anybody ever asks you how restraint can be exhilirating, play them this album. Not a single excessive note, beat or lyric--which makes it seem all that more dynamic. Full Review »
  2. Ronnie
    Mar 16, 2007
    8
    A cohesive and beautifully made work