Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jun 28, 2013
    Waverly has a very consistent tenor that makes it a singular achievement, one that both creeps and soothes simultaneously.
  2. Jun 28, 2013
    Waverly is constant and consistent in its crossing between a less exotic Dead Can Dance and a more lo-fi Fever Ray, which is certainly a captivating enough blend for a debut album.
  3. 70
    Waverly is just that: a study of tension, mysticism and some natural elements thrown in for good measure.
  4. Jun 28, 2013
    Solar Year manage to take traditional choral music and refract it through a modern prism. It seems at once on the pulse of the zeitgiest, yet at the same time strangely timeless. The lush production creates an atmosphere of sustained reverie, which envelops a listener in a warm yet visceral way.
  5. 70
    Yet another ’90s micro-genre gets the hipster revival treatment on Montreal duo Solar Year’s snazzy debut.