Boys Don't Cry

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2012

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jun 4, 2012
    These are organic and rich-sounding tracks that frame Rumer's voice in sparkling piano, cinematic bits of strings, rounded horn parts, the twang of the occasional pedal steel guitar, and even a poignant harmonica line.
  2. May 29, 2012
    Boys Don't Cry works superbly as a companion piece to Seasons.
  3. Aug 14, 2012
    Yet if Rumer seems to be thinking less critically here, she sounds just as beautiful doing it.
  4. Q Magazine
    Oct 12, 2012
    Each songwriter is honored, and often improved by Rumer's thoughtful readings. [Jul 2012, p.109]
  5. Obscure or not, they're songs worth learning, especially when sung as gorgeously as this.
  6. May 31, 2012
    Boys Don't Cry isn't as satisfying a release as an original album would have been. But this is the labour of love whose genesis predates her debut. And it really does sound like another season in her soul.
  7. Uncut
    Jun 1, 2012
    Despite the odd longueurs, Boys Don't Cry is a heartfelt, beguiling match of singer and song. [Jul 2012, p.80]

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