Golden State

  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Sep 3, 2002
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Uncut
    50
    Her simple, repeitious music is predominantly listless and washed out. [Jun 2003, p.102]
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jun 15, 2011
    6
    I'd heard some of these songs in more simpler versions on previous efforts ("Digital" "Independence Day" etc). Here, with Sony's touch, theseI'd heard some of these songs in more simpler versions on previous efforts ("Digital" "Independence Day" etc). Here, with Sony's touch, these older songs are "beefed up" with mixed results. Songs written for this album ("88 Ways) fare much better as they may have been written for this larger sound. It's definitely a good listen, with a marked departure from previous albums. Full Review »
  2. Victor
    Aug 21, 2004
    1
    This performer is a victim of her pretentious press--"classically trained"? If that's true, one might expect her to have more than a This performer is a victim of her pretentious press--"classically trained"? If that's true, one might expect her to have more than a three-note range. Anyone can be classically trained. Faint praise indeed. Vapidly pompous music. Full Review »
  3. JenniferB.
    Mar 24, 2004
    10
    Her writing is amazing....the many layers she achieves with her powerful voice and words is an inspiration and unique:)