• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: May 7, 2013

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. May 7, 2013
    Like Creatures of an Hour, Strange Pleasures is a piece of great beauty—albeit, one that’s not for every occasion.
  2. Mojo
    Jun 17, 2013
    Strange Pleasures is a lush, intoxicating place to drift away in. [Jul 2013, p.86]
  3. May 13, 2013
    Largely eschewing acoustic guitars (save for "Going Back to Strange"), Strange Pleasures is a testament to the full-range of synths, turning what could easily become an exercise in sterility into a multi-faceted pop gem.
  4. May 9, 2013
    The most baffling incongruity of the record is its name, for there is nothing strange about the pleasures it offers; they are of the most immediate and rewarding variety.
  5. May 6, 2013
    The feel is consistently of an eerie twilight, perched high above a near-future city.
  6. May 6, 2013
    A welcome, and ultimately pleasurable return.
  7. 70
    Strange Pleasures can indeed take you anywhere if you let it, with a journey of discovery awaiting you anytime you cue it up.
  8. May 8, 2013
    His whimsically removed approach worked out quite well for Strange Pleasures.
  9. This time around Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes give the same tricks a more professional finish.
  10. May 6, 2013
    Strange Pleasures is an album of cinematic charm and where, with the weight lifted off his shoulders, Hughes has created a journey along a dark motorway that adds light and colour to stand out from the traffic.
  11. May 6, 2013
    It's more of an adept fusing of very distinct styles into something interesting and almost factory fresh, if not quite to the level of the bands they are drawing inspiration from.
  12. May 29, 2013
    Strange Pleasures works on a much more modest scale, content to subliminally scoot its way in, to serve as connective tissue between the Cocteau Twins and Chromatics on a mixtape, but not as the main attraction.
  13. Q Magazine
    Jun 17, 2013
    Still Corners show that they're not just marking time and counting sheep. [Jul 2013, p.110]
  14. May 9, 2013
    On Strange Pleasures, Still Corners ditch their 60s psychedelia shtick for sounds two decades younger, and it works.
  15. May 29, 2013
    It has stylistic cohesion on its side, even though that’s where it’s at its most derivative, but it’s like an antique firearm--it might look the part, but it’s not much good for shooting.
  16. Magnet
    Jun 17, 2013
    It's hard to keep this album from simply asking why over and over again. [No.99, p.59]

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