• Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Apr 27, 2004
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Carpenter reestablishes herself not only as a world-class poet, but as an artist of the first order.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    A dashboard light for life's dark roads. [30 Apr 2004, p.162]
  3. Between Here and Gone quietly demands the listener's attention and dives deeply into a labyrinth of emotions before emerging as a validating, affirmative, and instructive experience; it is an album not only to experience, but to hold on to.
  4. Blender
    70
    If the comfy, mostly acoustic, fiddle-inflected tunes are pure Nashville craft, the lyrics speak bluntly about personal dislocation and loneliness. [May 2004, p.119]
  5. Q Magazine
    40
    Beautifully written, played and sung, but just once it would be nice to hear a bit of distortion, a fluffed note and some real soul. [Jun 2004, p.96]
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. DavidM
    Aug 13, 2004
    10
    a beautiful, brilliant, moving album
  2. PatriciaL
    Jul 9, 2004
    10
    Stunningly beautiful. Having waited four hours to determine that my children were safe on 9/11/01, I found her memorial to those who died Stunningly beautiful. Having waited four hours to determine that my children were safe on 9/11/01, I found her memorial to those who died both wrenching and profound. Full Review »
  3. KeithC
    Jun 12, 2004
    10
    A truly gifted songwriter and musician. Between Here and Gone is "Chapins" finest work to date!!