Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. Dec 18, 2017
    60
    They’ve lost a little bit of the magic of their debut. The lyrics feel a tiny bit less wistful, while the bass is a little less heavy--that strange but heady mix from the likes of ‘Hey Mami’ just isn’t jumping out from any of the tracks on What Now.
  2. Apr 28, 2017
    60
    What Now is less eccentrically atmospheric than its predecessor, but their boisterous energy is intoxicating enough to win you over, and their sense of fun is palpable.
  3. Apr 27, 2017
    60
    As a collection, What’s Now is peppy, confident and a little scathing but, like its title, it feels slightly too open-ended to make a real splash.
  4. Mojo
    Apr 25, 2017
    60
    Sanborn's relentless modernism occasionally overwhelms Meath's sumptuous keening vocal and serpentine melodies. [Jun 2017, p.94]
  5. Apr 24, 2017
    60
    Mostly, What Now is intent on being bigger and brasher than its predecessor, perhaps to avoid politely slipping into the background quite so easily.
  6. Q Magazine
    Apr 14, 2017
    60
    it's not without charm, but you might find yourself wanting to like What Now more than you actually do. [Jun 2017, p.112]
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. May 16, 2017
    7
    While I didn’t find their sound to be particularly entrancing here, which seemed to be the crux of the album, some of the spaces that theyWhile I didn’t find their sound to be particularly entrancing here, which seemed to be the crux of the album, some of the spaces that they created were quite cool and ethereal, with real worth here being the well-formed melodic shapes that made this music memorable. My Score: 124/180 (Good) = 6.9/10 Full Review »