9 - Damien Rice
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Overall, Rice has produced a release which equals and perhaps even surpasses his debut, a album that takes you through emotional highs and lows you are unlikely to hear anywhere else this winter.
  2. There are not as many revelations as on Rice's acclaimed 2002 debut, "O," but it still can be sonically thrilling.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Nov 22, 2011
    8
    Not as impressive as his debut but still a very strong record in places. 9 Crimes is a fantastic opener but after that the highlights are sandwiched between some pretty dull stuff. The strange thing is there was lots of unreleased Rice material knocking around before 9 came out that never made it on here which I would consider far stronger. Lisa Hannigans absence for most of the record takes away from the album too. Despite all that there are some great moments as well. Full Review »