At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 57, based on 9 reviews which indicates "mixed or average reviews".
David Jeffries from Allmusic commended the "dancefloor fillers" for being "bigger and more powerful this time out" while labelling "Don't You Worry Child" as the track which tops the record, but stated that "there's little here that suggests Swedish House Mafia is more than the sum of its parts".
In 1967 the first psychedelic and progressive rock groups emerged in Stockholm's Filips club, including Hansson & Karlsson, the Baby Grandmothers, and Mecki Mark Men. where they played big rock music festivals with Sly and the Family Stone, Jethro Tull, Pentangle, Mountain, Grand Funk Railroad, Paul Butterfield, and The Byrds.
These groups were very popular in the Sweden of the late 60s, with television appearances, sold-out concerts, and tours around Europe. Aside from this music that blended rock, jazz, and folk music with improvisation and experimentation, Swedish progressive rock, or "progg" as it became known, was also fiercely political.
The critic did find the "wobbling percussion" on "Leave the World Behind" to be "genuinely chilling" and hailed the remix of "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" to be the "greatest Coldplay remix ever fashioned" with its harmonies and breaks.
In The Washington Post, Allison Stewart observed that there was no shortage of "blissed-out, Euro-inspired tracks" and was impressed with the Coldplay rework and "Don't You Worry Child" which she described as "seamless, roof-rattling and capital-B Big".
ABBA and Led Zeppelin are the only acts to have had 8 consecutive UK #1 albums.
Shortly after the release of their seventh album Super Trouper (1980), Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA decided to end their marriage, just as Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog had done two years prior.
Until Now was met with mixed reviews from music critics.
Until Now is the second studio album by Swedish house music supergroup Swedish House Mafia.
The album was released on 22 October 2012 to mixed reviews by music critics who praised its singles and the rework of Coldplay's "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall", but deemed the record to be more suited for live play than home listening.
The critic compared the record to Erol Alkan's Bugged Out Mix album which spanned for four decades of tracks, however concluded that the record was still "exactly what they [the fans] wanted out of the trio".
T'cha Dunlevy of Montreal Gazette labelled the album as "a bit of an anticlimax" with its release being paired with the group's breakup announcement while noting the effective, but "over the top and cringe-inducing" track makeovers of Miike Snow, Usher and Florence & the Machine.