Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. A delicious blend of acoustic guitar, raw grooves and sublime melodies. [11 Feb 2006]
  2. 60
    There are two even matched KT Tunstalls on her debut album: One borrows from Chris Martin's bag of shopworn metaphors... The other one is more unsettling and more intriguing. [Apr 2006, p.118]
  3. Beautiful songs one and all, there’s much to recommend "Eye To The Telescope", and given enough time and patience, Tunstall’s subtle charm seeps through making it an album to love.
  4. The disc is made up mostly by mid-tempo classic rockers and sweet nothing ballads. Disappointing? Well, yes.
  5. More pleasant than persuasive. [10 Mar 2006, p.69]
  6. She combines a formidable voice with a rarefied command of phrasing. [Feb/Mar 2006, p.106]
  7. Unfortunately, [producer Steve Osborne] seems to have sanded down all of KT’s rough edges.
  8. Tunstall has Norah Jones's throaty catch, Dido's warmth, plus a winning way with a soaring chorus. [Jan 2005, p.130]
  9. If she doesn't quite justify her place in the company of Antony & The Johnsons' I Am A Bird Now or M.I.A.'s Arular on the short-list for the Mercury Prize, Tunstall certainly holds her own against the likes of [Kelly] Clarkson and [Sheryl] Crow.
  10. 80
    A bunch of amazing songs that combine the passion of early Sinead O'Connor with the craft of Christine McVie. [Jan 2005, p.124]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. RaülJ
    Feb 14, 2006
    10
    A great, new uprising talent
  2. RandyD
    Feb 10, 2006
    9
    Great sound. Refreshing vocas. Unique grit.
  3. Feb 6, 2014
    8
    Genre: Pop Rock
    The debut album from the fantastic KT Tunstall features a great mix of songs that are all brought to life by her superb
    Genre: Pop Rock
    The debut album from the fantastic KT Tunstall features a great mix of songs that are all brought to life by her superb vocals. My personal favourite is the upbeat Black Horse and the Cherry Tree that truly demonstrates her raw talent but the slower ballads such as Under the Weather and Universe and U are also well worth a listen.

    KT Tunstall is certainly one of the best solo artists working in the music industry today.
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