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.
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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