Comfort Of Strangers

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 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.
  2. Maybe Beth Orton, unlike some of her still-desperate-for-kudos contemporaries, is merely growing old gracefully, but clearly gracefully aging doesn't necessarily make for great records.
  3. It's sweet, comforting music with a nice warmth to it. Not too political, nothing too clever. Not as good as Trailer Park, but her best thing since.
  4. Blender
    60
    Orton still oversteps the foul line that separates affectingly vulnerable from irritatingly feeble, but this is a step twards something more distinctive. [Mar 2006, p.114]
  5. It just sounds like she cannot be roused to feel very passionate about anything.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. [Anonymous]
    Oct 25, 2006
    9
    i've been listening to this album non-stop now for about a week. it gets better each time. although i have to say it would probably be a i've been listening to this album non-stop now for about a week. it gets better each time. although i have to say it would probably be a better album without 'worms'. Full Review »
  2. susie
    May 28, 2006
    6
    The first few times I listened to this album I was so depressed because I though that Beth was going down the lame and boring route. With The first few times I listened to this album I was so depressed because I though that Beth was going down the lame and boring route. With each additional listen the album has grown on me and I enjoy it now more than Daybreaker (but quite honestly that is not saying much). Overall I think that it is a worthwhile album but not amazing. The songs are interesting enough, but the main problem for me with the album is that I feel that it lacks energy. Full Review »
  3. ta
    Apr 5, 2006
    10
    one of the best records of the year. beth is the most sexy musician