"..Brotherly is divided up into ten easily digestible songs. There aren’t any brooding, 2-minute interludes, or obtuse, side-long tracks; this is post-gaze at its most inviting ... ultra-minimalist, incredibly somber, but likable enough to invite an unprecedented amount of listenership." - Adequacy
"This Seattle band grooves to a strange psychedelic Britpop vibe, taking in some experimental sounds and structures on the way ... There are melodic leaps towards shifting structures that ride down towards solid ground before rollercoastering up to new heights. With some help in the studio from Voyager One's Jeramy Koepping, Sneaky Thieves slide from a Jeremy Enigk melancholy to a Jeff Buckley grace, sometimes with a Sparklehorse inventiveness, and still manage to keep a grasp on a consistent theme through to the end." - The Big Takeover

 "Some albums take a while to find their tone, but Sneaky Thieves have captured their desired atmosphere with the leadoff number "Elegy," a pretty, poignant and pleasing instrumental that conjures up images of Godspeed You Black Emperor! or Sigur Rós without the ethereal vocals. This leads somewhat awkwardly into a lighter, thoughtful and focused pop number "With a Smile in a Suit" which is driven by "Freddy Bale" and his earnest warble. - Allmusic Guide

 "Even though Sneaky Thieves sound a little like several different artists, the melding of the sounds creates something completely unique, haunting, sincere and addictive. There is not a single weak track on this album. Sneaky Thieves could (and should) end up being a band like Death Cab, where word of mouth brings them into prominence and then one of the major labels picks them up and brings them what they deserve: World wide recognition" - Music Critic

"This is undoubtedly one of the most darkest, depressing records my ears have ever had the pleasure of listening to. Period. The Seattle-based Sneaky Thieves have this gloomy, experimental rock sound that will force you into murky, haunting and psychedelic corners you never even knew existed. And to say the bold & complex lyrical content is a hugely sinister & cinematic experience would be a huge understatement. Fans of Radiohead take note, this is surely one of the records of the year, just turn of the lights and enjoy…" - 75 Words or Less

"Frontman Freddy Bale's voice is an intriguing mix between Nick Cave and Conor Oberst's (but minus Oberst's shakiness).... The album is slow and mellow, and at first listen, inviting. But once concentration veers toward the lyrics it morphs into a captivating, dark set of songs..." (Highest rating) - CMJ