Asking For Flowers

  • Record Label: Zoe
  • Release Date: Mar 4, 2008
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 60
    The title song is killer, but built of such familiar musical materials that when it comes around the third time, it’s plumb tuckered out. The track is one of three standouts that run over five minutes, and all three are too long.
  2. Uncut
    60
    Her blowsy voice now seems happier in those quieter settings. [May 2008, p.104]
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    Battered by love yet ever hopeful, and with a fetching drawl to match, her story songs might occupy familar alt-country terrain, but surrounding herself with some top LA session men helps give Asking For Flowers that extra bit of class. [May 2008, p.130]
  4. Mojo
    40
    With her co-producers, they fashion some perfectly weighted, tastefully adorned grroves but her voice, an idiosyncratic mix of Lucinda Williams and Dolores O'Riordan inflections, sometimes jars. [Apr 2008, p.100]
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 19, 2014
    10
    I honestly can't get over how fantastically vulnerable her voice is; for me, that's the highlight–hearing her beautiful voice sing herI honestly can't get over how fantastically vulnerable her voice is; for me, that's the highlight–hearing her beautiful voice sing her gorgeous melodies! Buy this album today! Full Review »
  2. OthoS.
    Apr 8, 2008
    10
    I must agree with Adam A. I usually loathe country, alt- or otherwise. I don't even like Neko Case, except for her New Pornos work. I must agree with Adam A. I usually loathe country, alt- or otherwise. I don't even like Neko Case, except for her New Pornos work. Nevertheless, this CD has not left my changer and/or iPod playlist for a month. I saw her at the Metro in Chicago last Saturday, and she is even better live. Full Review »
  3. SmilinJimmy
    Apr 4, 2008
    8
    An awesome album.