• Record Label: Decca
  • Release Date: Apr 20, 2010
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. So one third's great and two thirds grate, which is an improvement at least.
  2. 60
    The music starts to grip most powerfully when it's more allusive and introspective.
  3. Despite his innate ability to tread just above the banal, Wainwright's lyrics are often glaringly common. [Spring 2010, p.71]
  4. Despite being culled from different projects, far from feeling like a smorgasbord, the songs are undoubtedly all of a piece.
  5. 60
    In the world of the gilded musical scion, sixth album counts as stripped back. [May 2010, p. 93]
  6. There are no crescendos, no peaks or valleys. It's a straight line all the way through, which, as we all know from watching medical dramas on TV, can only mean one thing--the lack of a pulse.

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