Until Now - Swedish House Mafia
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    70
    There's little here that suggests Swedish House Mafia is more than the sum of its parts, and as Axwell, Angello, and Ingrosso split into three equally powered powerhouses, it seems this supergroup was more a fun lark than a focused project. Still, it's as fun as larks come.
  2. Oct 23, 2012
    30
    Until Now is best experienced with your critical faculties compromised.
  3. 70
    For Swedish House Mafia fans, Until Now is exactly what they wanted out of the trio.
  4. 75
    [Until Now] delivers a perfectly serviceable hi-hat frenzy. [26 Oct 2012, p.75]
  5. Oct 23, 2012
    63
    It sounds more like a beginning than an end.
  6. Oct 25, 2012
    60
    Unashamedly one-dimensional, this mix will continue to divide.
  7. Oct 23, 2012
    40
    Until Now never quite shakes the feeling of being a little gratuitous--a few euphoric gems aside, there isn't enough creative spark on the record to justify its existence, and listening to it feels about as useful as attending a Swedes gig without the live atmosphere.
  8. Nov 21, 2012
    40
    Each and every track is subservient to a formula which demands a whistling filter sweep, a rattling, super-hyped snare roll and the inevitable canyon-deep drop before it all goes nuts. [Dec 2012, p.113]
  9. Oct 23, 2012
    40
    All are subjected to the same heavy hand on the tiller: beats are stonkingly four-to-the-floor, singers wail, breakdowns shudder.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 26, 2013
    7
    I like SHM very much but this album is a bit too much eletronic and a little weak comparing to "Until One who as Dance/Club Epic anthems ButI like SHM very much but this album is a bit too much eletronic and a little weak comparing to "Until One who as Dance/Club Epic anthems But its not all bad I LOVE Don't You Worry Child for me thats the song of the year the lyrics are awsome and the melody just makes you want to dance all night and get reckless is really one of those songs who can give you chills Full Review »
  2. Apr 10, 2013
    7
    Great album, with exceptional features. I listen to this album or a few tracks as often as possible. It is an exciting compilations ofGreat album, with exceptional features. I listen to this album or a few tracks as often as possible. It is an exciting compilations of songs. I only object to the seemingly template based tracks, lacking creativity. Knowing what to expect from SHM you should be happy with this album. Full Review »
  3. Dec 22, 2012
    8
    Very good album. It has a lot of fantastic songs and also it has many collaborations with other artists (like coldplay, pendulum). Also it hasVery good album. It has a lot of fantastic songs and also it has many collaborations with other artists (like coldplay, pendulum). Also it has many songs. One problem could be that it is quite repetitive and you get bored after listening to it for more time. Full Review »