Come Home To Mama

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. 60
    Come Home to Mama is lyrically stiff on top of instrumental complexity. The lyrics need to be pulled way back. What does work are the opening beats and rhythms awash in a mix of sonic, ambient environments.
  2. 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.
  3. 60
    Whether anyone outside Wainwright's devoted fanbase will take notice of the album is hard to say, but the world could use more pretty voices with smart ideas.
  4. 60
    Martha Wainwright's latest songs characteristically zigzag about the emotional spectrum.
  5. Venturing further into radio-friendly pop-rock than ever before, her fourth album showcases a strong voice which (unlike brother Rufus) actually hits the notes.
  6. Oct 18, 2012
    45
    Come Home to Mama deserves praise; despite having a bland title, it's the album where Wainwright finally comes out with some ideas. The problem is that when they do work, they don't really go anywhere.
  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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