By the Horns - Julia Stone

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 12, 2012
    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
    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
    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]
  4. Jun 6, 2012
    By the Horns misses Angus' gruffer harmonies offsetting Julia's wide-open heart.
  5. Jun 6, 2012
    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.
  6. Jul 18, 2012
    Too much of this album, while pleasant enough, melts into a low-key blur of whispered, introspective nothings. [Jun 2012, p.85]
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  1. Jul 1, 2012
    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 Full Review »