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  • Summary: Jim O'Rourke produced the singer-songwriter's fourth LP.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. At 14 tracks long, Orton could have trimmed three or four cuts and left a near-flawless, efficient package that was all killer and no filler. As it stands, it is merely excellent.
  2. 83
    Unerringly lovely, but best when the drums heat up. [Feb 2006, p.87]
  3. It's a much warmer album than her most recent album, 2002's Daybreaker, and it's perhaps her most complete album yet.
  4. It's intimate, home, and it's never felt more comfortable.
  5. It's Emiliana Torrini, Cat Power and Nick Drake all rolled into one, and it's soothing enough to curl up and die for.
  6. The record was recorded in two weeks, and many songs sound as if they are first takes, with cracks and stumbles preserved.
  7. As an album, Comfort of Strangers comes across as a missed opportunity. For the most part the album sounds fantastic, and you really want the songs to hit the spot more than they do.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22