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. There are not as many revelations as on Rice's acclaimed 2002 debut, "O," but it still can be sonically thrilling.
  2. 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.
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 »