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  • Summary: Mike McCarthy produced this fifth studio album for the singer-songwriter, her first in three years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. It's the showcase of a confident singer successfully diversifying. [9 Feb 2007, p.72]
  2. For the most part, Children Running Through is Griffin at her most complete, using elements from her favorite genres to support simple songs that follow the up-sloping contours of her phenomenal voice.
  3. Children Running Through is Patty Griffin's masterpiece thus far.
  4. Fancy up her surroundings all you want, but like another transcendent, intuitive singer-Van Morrison, in whose company she belongs-it's the way she sings... that defines her greatness, as lonely as it might be.
  5. 80
    Her songwriting here... demonstrates a depth and majesty previously absent in her work. [Mar 2007, p.82]
  6. Sorrowful and stately, Griffin's voice is a startlingly expressive instrument. [May 2007, p.125]
  7. The production and arrangements truly shine, showcasing Griffin in a new way, one that discards the easy (and limiting) concept of Griffin as a songwriter’s songwriter, and which places the spotlight back on her ability to perform.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29