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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Atlanta, Georgia singer and guitarist was produced by Malcolm Burn.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Somehow the 28-year-old has created possibly her most sophisticated release yet. [14 Mar 2008, p.75]
  2. King's vocals (on four of the 11 tracks) are more of a distraction than they were on "Red," though they add just the right amount of spice to make Revenge enjoyable from beginning to end.
  3. There is much to admire here the more you listen, the more it will grow on you.
  4. Here she mostly spools out her intricate patterns in drifting postrock soundscapes, which are pleasant enough ('Sad American,' 'Montreal'). But when she sings a good, selfish pop song, she’s on to something else entirely.
  5. This is not a remarkable album by any stretch, although its packaging is--it contains a punch-out mobile as a booklet--but it is a further step in the development of a singular and ever elusive artist who possesses a truckload of talent, but is still unsure of which direction to head to realize it all.
  6. 70
    That astounding guitar mastery is still evident, but Dreaming seems more interested in evoking deeper moods than showing off. [Mar 2008, p.104]
  7. King's songs are mainly to blame, sugary sub-Lisa Loeb numbers that have arrived 10 years too late to soundtrack Dawson's Creek plot twists.

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  1. DannyT.
    Mar 16, 2008
    10
    May the future of all great music be steered down the right road by records such as this.