• Record Label: Partisan
  • Release Date: Sep 11, 2012
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 21, 2012
    80
    It would all add up to another listen-to-it-once bit of over-serious Americana noir if the songs weren't so good. But they're good.
  2. 70
    The album is retrospective and relatable, and it proves that Vernon isn't the only Wisconsin resident to poetically wow us.
  3. May 29, 2013
    90
    Field Report’s debut maintains a wondrous sense of ambiguity while still creating an unbelievable urgency.
  4. Sep 12, 2012
    84
    Chris Porterfield has found the sweet spot between masterful attention to details and broad understanding of the breadth of a record.
  5. Sep 13, 2012
    66
    Mostly, Field Report sounds a lot like his old band.
  6. Sep 12, 2012
    80
    The result is 10 songs of lyrical brilliance that will have music listeners giving Porterfield the credit that's long overdue.
  7. Jul 11, 2013
    80
    What could so easily be just another folky Americana album is lifted high above the norm by the sheer strength of Porterfield's quite brilliant songwriting. [Aug 2013, p.96]
  8. Sep 19, 2012
    75
    If a breathy, acoustic aquarium is up your alley, then take the dive and swim alongside Porterfield's magical lyricism.
  9. Sep 12, 2012
    90
    Porterfield has a way of entwining lyrical detail and broad sentiment that is compelling and original. [Sep 2012, p.76]

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