City Beach

  • Record Label: Militia
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2007
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Cunniff has never sounded more joyful as a singer or writer as she does here.
  2. Where Jackson occasionally seemed as if they were in a rush to jam as many styles into their sound as possible, Cunniff digs deeper into her idiosyncrasies, creating music that feels unhurried and flows easily.
  3. Billboard
    70
    A delightfully breezy and refreshingly hopeful chill-out solo disc. [24 Feb 2007]
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    Sadly, her lyrics slide into threadbare banalities. [23 Feb 2007, p.98]
  5. She’s still plenty capable of bringing the funk when she plays to her strengths. Unfortunately, she only does so for half of City Beach, relegating her solo debut to little more than a curiosity for the Luscious Jackson hardcore.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. May 25, 2013
    1
    Simple music, simple lyrics, indie music? no, i don't think so, maybe pop easy listening, come on... I don't recommend this album. How is itSimple music, simple lyrics, indie music? no, i don't think so, maybe pop easy listening, come on... I don't recommend this album. How is it possible to rank it with a 10???? Full Review »
  2. GinaK
    Sep 5, 2007
    10
    Perfect album. Sweet and lovely.
  3. LolaN.
    May 9, 2007
    10
    Any critic that says Jill Cunniff or city beach is bad is absolutely insane!! Her album is one of the most down-to- Earth albums I've Any critic that says Jill Cunniff or city beach is bad is absolutely insane!! Her album is one of the most down-to- Earth albums I've ever heard, and it's VERY original!! Full Review »