Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
Buy On
  1. Apr 2, 2012
    70
    Keaton Henson isn't a show off, but with talent like this, he has every right to be.
  2. Apr 2, 2012
    80
    'Dear' has a refreshing simplicity and endearing vulnerability that will gatecrash your soul and render your skip button impervious.
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    70
    The overall vibe of Dear... is a strangely baroque take on loss and self pity.
  4. Q Magazine
    Apr 2, 2012
    80
    Packed with songs of delicious but unsettling despair. [Apr 2012, p.98]
  5. Both gently gripping and strangely sinister.
  6. 80
    [A] startling debut... As his tremulous whisper of a voice travels over deftly plucked, quietly rippling guitar lines, it feels like trespassing on a very small space, filled with enormous private sorrows.
  7. Uncut
    Apr 26, 2012
    60
    The good news is [single "You Don't Know How Lucky You Are"] is not even the best song on his debut album. [Mar 2012, p.89]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Sep 7, 2012
    10
    I discovered Keaton Henson through Zane Lowe, and instantly fell in love with 'You Don't Know How Lucky You Are'. With similar stage frightI discovered Keaton Henson through Zane Lowe, and instantly fell in love with 'You Don't Know How Lucky You Are'. With similar stage fright present in Keaton, the trembling, soft singing struck a chord with me. He is a man bursting with sadness and emotions you can't even begin to describe (not everyone's cup of tea), but the singer-songwriter is not one to boast. Humble in every sense of the word. The album is hauntingly beautiful to say the least. Full Review »