Just for a Day is the debut studio album by the English band Slowdive, released on 2 September 1991 by record label Creation. Just for a Day was recorded at Courtyard Studios in Abingdon in the Thames Valley, formerly known as Georgetown Studios. The album peaked at No. 3 in the UK Indie Chart. Upon its release, copies of the album were labelled with a sticker that read "like a mind altering substance, without the risk". Just for a Day has been generally well received by critics. Trouser Press wrote that it was "up and down in material, but the songs that are solid are breathtaking, and those that aren't are at least hypnotic and slowly sensuous." Jon Ridge, reviewing the album for Lime Lizard magazine, thought the album was premature, describing it as "more a continuation, or aqueous celebration rather, than an advancement over their rather spiffing previous three EPs". Pitchfork's review of the album, while generally favourable, wrote: "There's a lot less weight to it, and if anything in Slowdive's catalogue will seem dated, it's the overgroomed production on these songs". In 1999, critic Ned Raggett ranked the album at number 17 on his list of "The Top 136 or So Albums of the Nineties". User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.