Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Gloriously free of filler, it would be an easy and enjoyable task to eulogise every track on Changing Of The Seasons but it seems a little brash to over-stamp opinion on such an individual and immersive listen.
  2. At times, Seasons threatens to collapse under the weight of so much pathos, but thanks to her singular voice and eccentric songwriting, Brun makes extreme heartache sound particularly inspired.
  3. 80
    Her own songs are more intriguing, however; poetic mediations on love and its destructive powers, sung in a tremulous but intense voice. [Feb 2009, p.76]
  4. 80
    Production by Bjork’s longtime collaborator Valgeir Sigurosson paradoxically plays up the transparency of Brun’s music, floating ghostly string arrangements and vocal harmonies nearby without ever making her sound less alone, or less mournfully serene.
  5. 80
    Touching on elemental fears and desires, Changing of the Seasons rewards intimate listening--in the final verse of the title track, a lover’s embrace suddenly silences any thoughts of straying.
  6. When she’s supported by little more than her own acoustic guitar Ms. Brun sounds disarmingly secure, if not quite serene.
  7. One who’s well worth your time getting to know.
  8. Brun’s cracked porcelain soprano is best heard when not overlade with overwrought fragility. [Year End 2008]
  9. She's restrained to a fault, where a bit of oomph would do more good.
  10. Unlike "Treehouse," "Puzzle" or the melancholic "The Fall," which rank among the singer's best to date, there's not a whole lot at stake, making for a somewhat uneven album.
  11. Changing of the Seasons feels like the record where Brun's lack of range catches up to her.

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