Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
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  1. Aug 24, 2011
    If Widowspeak keep refining their sound and cranking out memorable and quietly impressive songs like they do here, they may end up being pretty special. Even if they don't, though, this album will still be out there to help soothe and thrill you when you have a post-Mazzy itch you need to scratch.
  2. Widowspeak are a perfectly enjoyable, if ultimately unexciting band.
  3. Sep 12, 2011
    Its winning, all-pleasing debut, quiet as it may be in a scene overcrowded with showiness and incessant bids to polarize, is perhaps a mere pebble dropped in a sea-but with will and wit enough to ripple as far as a boulder.
  4. 70
    It's a promising brand of ethereal indie rock for a band just beginning.
  5. Aug 24, 2011
    The economical use of space makes Widowspeak feel like a chance meeting with a pining stranger, one who spills their guts then vanishes from sight just as they're beginning to make an impression.
  6. Aug 24, 2011
    The mixture of pop and mystery is enticing.
  7. Aug 24, 2011
    There are thus a number of quite diverse stylistic influences at work, but here they are all fused together into a whole that is both natural and low-key.
  8. Uncut
    Sep 14, 2011
    Their excellent debut album is a neat mix of somnambulant balladry and ragged high drama. [Oct 2011, p.105]

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