Exit Strategy Of The Soul

  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Release Date: Jul 8, 2008
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. As is common with albums so self-consciously devoted to a particular sound, the instrumentation is too strictly consistent from track to track.
  2. Mojo
    60
    Sexsmith's mournful voice and lyrical skills, so admired by the likes of Elvis Costello and Neil Finn, detail a world of love and hopeful expectation. It all makes Exit Staretgy... an almost infinitely rich and subtle album. [Sep 2008, p.98]
  3. His Canadian burr has a welcoming fug to it, like a strong, warming whisky, and this collection of 14 soft, catchy soul songs of a 1970s vintage, pepped up with piano and brass, have moments that shake and swing. But when those moments subside, they resemble bits of dated aural wallpaper for a provincial hotel foyer.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    58
    Sexsmith unwisely attacks some notes above his comfortable register on 'Impossible World,' which is just one of the several numbers that are nothing more than blandly forgettable. [11 Jul 2008, p.72]
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. CaleH.
    Jul 10, 2008
    9
    Besides retriever, this is his absolute best.
  2. DerS.
    Jul 10, 2008
    8
    It's Ron, baby! So it is, like all his other work, beautiful, moving and mellow. A more piano-based album than his previous work so as It's Ron, baby! So it is, like all his other work, beautiful, moving and mellow. A more piano-based album than his previous work so as an album seems quieter - more introspective. Full Review »