• Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: May 5, 2014
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. May 29, 2014
    80
    Fortunately, all these madcap tangents pay off amazingly, and we’re left with a sublime, varied LP that’s a perfect accompaniment to the impending sun-pecked skies.
  2. May 29, 2014
    70
    A considered but playful overdue debut, Towards will no doubt sustain and serve them well as head onwards and upwards.
  3. May 29, 2014
    70
    Ultimately, on Towards, We Were Evergreen have moved slightly left of the indie pop center and achieved something quite interesting and enjoyable.
  4. May 29, 2014
    70
    Towards is smart pop that keeps its charm.
  5. Q Magazine
    May 29, 2014
    60
    The lack of an absolutely killer song and an aversion to hooks may yet derail them, but there's hope to spare. [Jun 2014, p.122]
  6. May 29, 2014
    60
    To be honest though that’s an issue with Towards generally--that so much of this can pass by barely registering a memory.
  7. 50
    Round the back nine (‘Golden Fire’, ‘Kilmore’s End’, ‘Overnight’), the attention to detail slips, and they end up with a load of meat patties of twee that just come across as Owl City in fashionable shoes, a whiny inner-child deserving of a smacked botty-bot.
  8. May 29, 2014
    40
    The majority of the record is just not memorable enough.

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