By the Horns - Julia Stone
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  • Summary: Julia Stone's second solo release was produced by Thomas Bartlett and Patrick Dillett.
  • Record Label: Nettwerk
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 12, 2012
    80
    It's practically impossible not to fall just a little bit in love with both the singer and her beautifully fragile music. [Jul 2012, p.112]
  2. Jun 6, 2012
    80
    This is a clear transition from her work with brother Angus, allowing her individual expression, resulting in a work of true depth and emotion.
  3. Jun 6, 2012
    70
    Darker, wiser, and more personally reflective than her work with Angus, By the Horns strikes a nice balance between standard, confessional singer/songwriter fare and radio-ready alt-pop.
  4. Jun 6, 2012
    70
    Producer Thomas Bartlett enlists the likes of Rob Moose and Brett Devendorf to add sharp edges to the Australian's singer's dreaminess. [Jul 2012, p.83]
  5. Jun 6, 2012
    70
    By the Horns misses Angus' gruffer harmonies offsetting Julia's wide-open heart.
  6. Jul 18, 2012
    60
    Too much of this album, while pleasant enough, melts into a low-key blur of whispered, introspective nothings. [Jun 2012, p.85]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 1, 2012
    8
    As one half of Australian brother and sister folk duo Angus And Julia Stone, Julia Stone found a rare musical synergy with her sibling, one that rarely occurs between a brother and a sister (with the exception of perhaps The Carpenters). But as with any creative partnership, family or not, the tension and push/pull dynamic between creating together and creating on one Expand