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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was produced by Cibo Matto's Yuka Honda and features such guests as Nels Cline, Sean Lennon, and Dirty Three drummer Jim White.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
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  1. Oct 15, 2012
    80
    It's an extremely fine album that is without doubt her best work yet.
  2. Oct 16, 2012
    80
    Having gotten an Édith Piaf tribute (and a baby) out of her system since, she reorients herself admirably with Come Home to Mama.
  3. Oct 18, 2012
    80
    This is an album about a mother's love, made by a mother, for a mother. And it also happens to be Martha Wainwright's greatest artistic achievement to date.
  4. Dec 4, 2012
    75
    It's another creative leap for an artist who explores difficult human emotions with a bravery and intensity few singers ever approach. [No. 93, p.60]
  5. Nov 2, 2012
    70
    More provocative and aggressive yet theatrical than any full album the moody Martha has executed to date. Brava.
  6. Nov 13, 2012
    60
    This latest effort is underscored by sweeping arrangements and a turbulent pulse that only serves to accelerate that sense of drama and defiance.
  7. Oct 15, 2012
    40
    The po-faced classicism of Proserpina drags, and little here packs the visceral punch of Wainwright's older songs.

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