Creative Loafing Tampa said it "Whether it’s the vintage horns and harmony on the first two tracks (“Shelf Life,” “Platitudes”) or the layers of sound at the heart of the LP (“Another Second Chance”), each second of the effort is dripping in soul and driven by what sounds like an army of brass, organ and piano. Esker and the band — drummer Vincent Montemarano, bassist Emmit Dobbyn, keyboard player Matt Raspo and the group’s unofficial fifth member, saxophonist Sheldon Cooper — have grown exponentially since their last outing. There’s an earnest and longing on 2014’s Best Supporting Actor, but the band seemed to just hint at the emo-gospel yacht-rock vagabond that lives inside of it. While the boys never really let that wild, hairy beast of a sound out of the bedroom, Fail finally finds The Hundred Percent truly going all in, bringing what feels like every person it has ever interacted with into the mix both sonically and lyrically."
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