• Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Mar 21, 2006
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22

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  1. DanH
    Apr 4, 2006
    9
    A mature and cohesive work, even if it drags in a couple places. His third best album after "Diamonds" and "Fight for your Mind", and worth a buy for any music lover, if not as well for the inventive box packaging.
  2. JoelL
    Jun 1, 2006
    10
    Ben Harper's songwriting skills, (and i'm talking about musically) have impressed me once again. I, being a musician, (and a horrible lyric writer), find the music in this cd to be outstanding.
  3. MikeA
    Jul 31, 2006
    10
    Harper has his downfalls. But critics are a waste of trees in the music business as music is purely opinion. I love Ben Harper because i love his different sounds, i love his heroes and the fact that his music isn't critcally accepted commercialised crap that fills the music industry theses days.
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69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. To be sure, the quiet side is the more powerful.
  2. The whole deal threatens to take off occasionally, but in the end, it doesn't rise beyond meandering.
  3. It's occasionally a bit too easy to play spot-the-influences with Harper's stuff... but his unabashed, unaffected nostalgia is more charming than irritating. [24 Mar 2006, p.69]