Among the Leaves

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
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  1. Q Magazine
    Aug 20, 2012
    60
    Kozelek swerves self-indulgence by writing with an arid humour. [Sep 2012, p.112]
  2. 60
    However bleak, there's no denying the delicate mood created by [Kozelek's] charm.
  3. Jun 1, 2012
    60
    The best parts of Among the Leaves show Kozelek stepping out from behind the blurry, echoing melancholy of his sound and showing us his humor, his insight, his knack for storytelling. There's enough of that to make this record solid, but the sad fact is that Mark Kozelek is also trying to put walls up between us and him through too much of this 73-minute record, and the truth is he succeeds there too, to his own detriment.
  4. May 29, 2012
    60
    Among the Leaves may not be the most captivating way to spend 70 minutes, but it's a valuable effort nonetheless, a deeply felt record of one man's never-ending struggle with himself.
  5. May 29, 2012
    60
    At 17 tracks/diary entries, some of which feel like cast-offs from previous sessions, it feels a little bit indulgent, but maybe, considering the subject matter, that was the intention after all.
  6. Ultimately what this record lacks is any sense of audacity or ambition.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 10, 2013
    8
    Just simple acoustic guitar songs. Lyrics are great, lots of cool little stories to be found in this album. He's one of the best songwritersJust simple acoustic guitar songs. Lyrics are great, lots of cool little stories to be found in this album. He's one of the best songwriters active today. Full Review »