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  • Summary: The debut album for the electronic duo of Tim Felton and Billy Bainbridge.
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  1. It took Seeland five years to issue Tomorrow Today, but it was time well spent--these unique and immediate songs build on the band's past but never feel restricted by it.
  2. 80
    A pleasingly melodious onrush from which a complete absence of rhythmic funk fails to detract. [May 2009, p.108]
  3. For the most part, Tomorrow Today is a pleasing addition to the ranks of retro-futurist pop records, it just lacks the rough edges that make the best Broadcast, Pram and Stereolab songs resonate so strongly.
  4. The few tracks where Seeland drop the ball reveal that their sound is dangerously amenable to turning into mere wallpaper, though. If they focus on sticking to the extremes of their pleasant palette Seeland might be on to something.
  5. Tomorrow remains compelling through 'Static Object,' the record's closest thing to a Joy Division moment, but then limps out over its last third, mired in a tone/tempo bog that reveals the group's soft spots and least-appealing features.
  6. Tomorrow Today sees Seeland headed in the right direction with solid, well-constructed songs, but the group should consider shaking themselves out of their languid state before releasing another album.
  7. Their full-length debut doesn't quite justify its lengthy gestation period, being a frustratingly patchy affair with a handful of simply sublime melodic synth-pop numbers. [Apr 2009, p.110]