Although it occasionally sounds a little ordinary, Athenaeum's debut album is an appealing collection of jangly, melodic post-grunge that draws equally from R.E.M. and its offspring. The songs may be a little uneven, but when they get their hooks together, as on the single "What I Didn't Know," the group has a ragged, catchy charm that bodes well for their future.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine