Another Country

  • Record Label: Fantasy
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2008
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Q Magazine
    60
    Despite some straight-ahead country rocking and blue-eyed soul, it's on the title track, a finely crafted meditation on love's bewildering ways, where she really finds her own voice, setting her apart from the pack. [May 2008, p.136]
  2. Uncut
    60
    Merritt's pure voice is mostly accompanied by gentle piano on a set of songs that ultimately lack the fire of her earlier work. [June 2008, p.100]
  3. Another Country just isn't nearly as consistently satisfying as Merritt's earlier offerings.
  4. More coffeehouse than roadhouse, it recalls the tasteful country-pop of her debut, "Bramble Rose," which makes it a step backward in more ways than one.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. GregS
    Mar 17, 2008
    8
    Generally agree with the reviews -- solid songwriting (she continues to improve) and catchy hooks but fewer standouts than Tambourine. Still Generally agree with the reviews -- solid songwriting (she continues to improve) and catchy hooks but fewer standouts than Tambourine. Still a "buy it" for me. Full Review »
  2. HansW.
    Mar 5, 2008
    7
    Not as exciting as Tambourine and more mellow than Bramble Rose, Another Country sounds so effortless that you almost overlook the excellent Not as exciting as Tambourine and more mellow than Bramble Rose, Another Country sounds so effortless that you almost overlook the excellent musicianship -- an album to just sit back and relax to. Full Review »