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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  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. Andre
    Feb 14, 2005
    9
    Gorgeous songs and a truly distinct sounding record. I find the critics' comparisons to be lazy since the songwriting and classic arrangements are far beyond the daily grind of contemporary singer/songwriter melodrama.
  3. KyleH
    Feb 15, 2005
    9
    I'm mighty impressed by this debut from Inara George. Her voice is clear, the lyrics smart and the musicianship excellent.
  4. JRChong
    Mar 6, 2005
    10
    what a special record, full of depth. albums like this come along very rarely! five stars...
  5. 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.
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69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. The strengths of "All Rise" are understatement and simplicity; while George may not shock you, it's because she never meant to.
  2. A sun-kissed solo debut wrapped in a cocooon of inviting acoustic guitars and shimmering synths. [28 Jan 2005, p.84]
  3. George has an indistinct voice somewhere between Suzanne Vega and Cat Power. Her lyrics are not mind-blowing, but not at all banal.