A River Ain't Too Much To Love

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Blender
    60
    This time, he's playing with a minimalist, barely electric trio that wouldn't dare overshadow his sleepy-voiced utterances, painstakingly plucking one note at a time, and writing songs mostly about horses or mortality or both. [Jun 2005, p.115]
  2. At times, Callahan's penchant for clever phrasings gets the better of him.
  3. Under The Radar
    50
    [His] trademark unassuming melodic sparseness... only serves to amplify his grating, bone-decaying voice. [#10, p.114]
  4. Q Magazine
    40
    Pointless drifting that fails to grip even on repeated listening. [Jun 2005, p.118]
  5. Magnet
    40
    Too much of A River, though, doesn't give you enough music to love it. [#68, p.110]
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. LawrenceP
    Mar 15, 2006
    8
    "This one's called the well..."
  2. stephenm
    Dec 9, 2005
    10
    A must have album, second only to the mighty "Illinoise" by Sufjan Stevens in my best of 2005
  3. plexus
    Oct 19, 2005
    10
    Classic, you gotta hear this record.