The No Music received mixed reviews from critics. Thomas Quinlan of Exclaim! felt that "it turns out to be another Anticon disappointment, although it's still better than the last few". Ed Howard of Stylus Magazine gave the album a B+ rating, saying: "It's far from perfect, and there are still moments where the experiments fall short, but overall this represents the fulfillment of the substantial promise made by Circle and cLOUDDEAD". Daniel Thomas-Glass of Dusted Magazine called it "a masterful piece of work".