All Rise

Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. A gorgeous and moving collection of love songs.
  2. Since her voice is clear and lovely, the songs are tuneful without being flashy, and the production is quiet, subtly layered, George makes All Rise seem easy, and it's only when the record is over that it dawns on you what a rich, rewarding album it is.
  3. Her music-box arrangements have a child-like giddiness about them, but this collection of glittering songs has an emotional and sonic maturity that will keep you listening long past bedtime.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    A sun-kissed solo debut wrapped in a cocooon of inviting acoustic guitars and shimmering synths. [28 Jan 2005, p.84]
  5. The strengths of "All Rise" are understatement and simplicity; while George may not shock you, it's because she never meant to.
  6. The record clearly shows off George's talent and eclectic bent.
  7. Blender
    70
    Her woodwind-like voice and lucid sensiblity are hardly weird, but Andrews pushes her toward a dreamy and daring edge. [Apr 2005, p.117]
  8. Q Magazine
    70
    It sounds a bit like a female Elliott Smith and certainly more than the sum of its genes. [Aug 2006, p.112]
  9. George has an indistinct voice somewhere between Suzanne Vega and Cat Power. Her lyrics are not mind-blowing, but not at all banal.
  10. Inara George's voice is so gorgeous and soothing that you'll immediately believe that you can listen to it forever. Unfortunately, by the fifth or sixth song on All Rise, you'll wonder if you have been listening to her forever.
  11. Paste Magazine
    60
    Reaffirms George's place as a star in the making. [#16, p.138]
  12. Uncut
    60
    Simple acoustic music lined with occasional piano and an inglenook voice owing much to early Joni Mitchell or Carole King. [Aug 2006, p.93]
  13. Magnet
    40
    All Rise flitters about like an overly melodramatic actor: it might be pretty, but it offers little more than monotony. [#67, p.97]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. webwebster
    Aug 7, 2005
    9
    The songs, both original and covers, are amazing, especially when her unique and lovely voice begins to toy with them. Terrific and surprising.
  2. ToniS
    Apr 3, 2005
    10
    I really love her vocal style, clear and fresh. Nice to hear Jackson Browne in background on the one track. Will look for more of hers in the future.
  3. JRChong
    Mar 6, 2005
    10
    what a special record, full of depth. albums like this come along very rarely! five stars...