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  • Summary: This is the full-length debut release for the Adelaide, Australian indie pop band.
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Everybody's taking what they can but they can't decide They do what they want cause any kind of feeling's alright And don't be talking maybe, your... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Uncut
    Feb 25, 2013
    70
    The performances are ahead of the songwriting at this early stage, but the loping "Trojans," the rip-roaring "Electric" and the Police-like "Centered On You" engagingly introduce Atlas Genius' genetically taut sound. [Mar 2013, p.67]
  2. Feb 25, 2013
    70
    When It Was Now is a solid debut that proves Trojans wasn't a fluke.
  3. Feb 25, 2013
    63
    It ain't exactly Bill Shakespeare (or Trojans), but it gets the job done.
  4. Feb 25, 2013
    60
    These two Australian brothers deliver Phoenix-like dance pop that's so big on airy hooks that its lyrical lightheadedness isn't too much of a problem.
  5. Jul 15, 2013
    60
    Though the songs can come off as occasionally sterile (“On A Day” quickly comes to mind), it’s still a pretty impressive collection of songs from a band that’s only been around for a few years.
  6. 50
    As it is, When It Was Now has three great songs, four decent, and four forgettable.
  7. Q Magazine
    Jun 17, 2013
    40
    When It Was Now comes across like French soft-rockers Phoenix without the arty twists. [Jul 2013, p.99]
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  1. Mar 24, 2013
    9
    This is a solid indie rock album that kept me interested throughout. The album contains plenty of hooks and enough synthesizer to keep meThis is a solid indie rock album that kept me interested throughout. The album contains plenty of hooks and enough synthesizer to keep me grooving through the night. Well done, boys! Expand