Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Oct 28, 2014
    80
    Even if The Night Is Young could have been improved by better editing, it's still a welcome return from one of dance's most endearing acts.
  2. 80
    There’s an Afro-funk air to the bouncing ‘Money Man’, while the languid ‘Mary Mary’ offers some chilled Orb-style breathing room during one of the most joyful dance releases of the year.
  3. Oct 9, 2014
    80
    Though The Night is Young may start in relatively familiar territory, it soon branches out and is possibly the most diverse record he’s produced as yet.
  4. Oct 9, 2014
    80
    he 2 Bears have once again triumphed at what they do best, serving up a vibrant and joyous take on the music that has shaped them.
  5. Oct 9, 2014
    80
    For the most part, The Night Is Young manages to be simultaneously familiar and strange, commercial but emotionally weighty, grown-up without being boring: a musical grey area that grows curiouser all the time.
  6. Q Magazine
    Oct 7, 2014
    80
    2 Bears have hit a rich seam of easy-going melancholic euphoria. [Oct 2014, p.101]
  7. Oct 7, 2014
    80
    The fact that it’s not doing anything particularly new doesn’t really matter because it’s hitting all the right notes and pushing all the right buttons. Most of all, just like their debut, it’s a lot fun.
  8. Uncut
    Oct 7, 2014
    80
    The 2 Bears' faith in the unifying qualities of a good rave-up has a tendency to spill over into hokey sentiment at times, but such criticism feels like pure humbug in the face of the album's unexpectedly trippy and heartwarming final third. [Oct 2014, p.65]
  9. Magnet
    Nov 12, 2014
    75
    While things get a touch unfocused in the final stretch, the Hot Chip chaps are always god for a grandly uplifting closing statement. [No. 115, p.53]
  10. Oct 13, 2014
    60
    Admittedly, at times it’s a little saccharine, but deep house-driven albums are rarely this much fun.
  11. Mojo
    Oct 7, 2014
    60
    They serve up a tastier morsel with Mary Mary, a slab of tripped-out cosmic disco. [Oct 2014, p.93]
  12. Oct 28, 2014
    50
    Rundell and Goddard are still crafting warm, well-balanced tracks, but the parts that reveal their personalities—namely the lyrics--are often awkward and strangely didactic.
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  1. Oct 15, 2014
    8
    Album hautement éclectique et exploratoire, The Night is Young puise dans de multiples sources d'inspirations, passant par le rap, le reggaeAlbum hautement éclectique et exploratoire, The Night is Young puise dans de multiples sources d'inspirations, passant par le rap, le reggae et la musique house. Album somme toute très dansant et accrocheur, dans un esprit funky et festif. Full Review »