City of Refuge

  • Record Label: Rounder
  • Release Date: Jan 11, 2011
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Apr 20, 2011
    60
    Although something of a melting pot, this is an original and accessible album, blending world influences with old time American music.
  2. Uncut
    Feb 18, 2011
    60
    City of Refuge finds her back in Appalachian mode though, the songs shaded with fiddle, banjo and dulcimer and borne aloft by Washburn's airy voice. [Mar 2011, p.92]
  3. 60
    The collaborators' influences are visible, but not dominant, as Washburn's banjo remains central, striking a nice balance. Some fine tuning and vocal variation could make for a stellar follow-up to these new genre endeavors, but a return to her classics, for this immensely talented artist, would be equally as appreciated.

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