User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26

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  1. MikeT
    Jul 9, 2004
    10
    Played it to death, rated it my favourite album for some time. Never tire of hearing it even now, 4 years later.
  2. AlexanderF.
    Jun 8, 2001
    9
    Everything fits here: the voice, the melodies and the lyrics. Pure beauty.
  3. levvy
    Jul 8, 2005
    9
    A fantastic album. Fave track: Backfire/You Do
  4. RoyL.
    Jul 19, 2004
    10
    One of my fave albums in a looong time. Never tire of it... love to sing along... just like Elvis Costello... mostly the pre-1986 work, that is....!
  5. AustinA
    Apr 1, 2005
    10
    Perfect in every way imaginable.
  6. U.P.
    Aug 8, 2003
    10
    Masterpiece
  7. MichelleS.
    Dec 30, 2004
    10
    A classic. Even though some of the songs on this album overlap the "Magnolia" soundtrack, I recommend buying both to fully appreciate the works of both Mann and Jon Brion.
  8. AdamK
    Jan 3, 2005
    10
    Nobody does it better than Mrs. Mann. Her pop craftsmanship is startingly beautiful and honest.
  9. shaneequaj
    Jun 27, 2007
    10
    It's just a brilliant pop album. Hands down.
  10. rg
    Jun 12, 2005
    10
    A gem. Truly a classic. Highly recommended.
  11. SamD
    Nov 26, 2005
    10
    more pop than i would have liked, but most of the songs are incredible and aimee puts forth above average lyrics yet again
Metascore
89

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. To call Bachelor No. 2 a masterpiece may be overstating the matter somewhat, since an album this intimate and unassuming (but not unconfident) doesn't call attention to itself the way self-styled masterpieces do. However, it isn't hyperbole to call it the finest record Mann has made to date.
  2. It's an album of tuneful, intimate pop-rock songs...
  3. Yet again, Mann's songs concentrate on life gone wrong - but this is timeless stuff.