Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 50
    Altogether, Acoustic Sessions just lacks a lot of emotional depth, ditching conflict and challenge for sap. Shame.
  2. Dec 22, 2010
    62
    Too often, though, the metronomic guitar-plucking and rainy-day harmonies give the tunes an interchangeable, mid-tempo somberness, which inevitably turns boring.
  3. Nov 18, 2010
    70
    Recorded in the couple's home studio, this set of duets by Lennon and his model girlfriend, Charlotte Kemp Muhl, recalls other forebears too, such as the damaged beauty of Elliott Smith. But the songs have a sunny, psychedelic side.
  4. Nov 18, 2010
    50
    It's not awful. But while Acoustic Sessions carries the hush of a whispered secret, it divulges little beyond the fact of its stylish presence.
  5. Nov 18, 2010
    50
    All in all, Acoustic Sessions is pleasant but not entirely memorable.
  6. Dec 20, 2010
    40
    It's a pleasant enough listen, but the feeling of overwhelming pointlessness is hard to shake. [Dec 2010, p.98]
  7. Dec 20, 2010
    60
    It turns out to be a bit of an understated charmer. [Dec 2010, p.114]
  8. Dec 20, 2010
    40
    Lyrically, the pair stitch together vaguely gothic turns of phrase, yet devoid of any emotional insight or narrative point. [Dec 2010, p.95]
  9. Nov 18, 2010
    60
    Lennon and Kemp Muhl could make singing the phone book exquisite, with voices as sweet and perfectly matched as theirs. If there's one downside here, it's that the all-acoustic album is somewhat one-sided. [Fall 2010, p.60]
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 24, 2011
    7
    Sean Lennon shows his poetic side on this album, and it is very creative and intrigueing. I love the songwriting and the quiet music. TheSean Lennon shows his poetic side on this album, and it is very creative and intrigueing. I love the songwriting and the quiet music. The word "artiste" comes to mind. He and his model girlfriend (forgot her name) have created a poetic gothic wonder-world where anything might happen. The lyrics are so romantic. Not quite as strong as his last album "Friendly Fire", it is still worth having just because it sounds so different from that album - no re-hashing here. And he has the "Lennon voice"! Considering that this is a duet with his girlfriend, I'd say that this would be his "Double Fantasy!" Great songwriting and lovely music! Keep it up Sean! We love you! Full Review »
  2. Feb 8, 2011
    9
    I found the album very pleasant to listen to and think that it might be one of those albums that grows on you the more you listen to it. II found the album very pleasant to listen to and think that it might be one of those albums that grows on you the more you listen to it. I think that Sean channels his dads creativity. Full Review »