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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter scrapped the original recordings for this, her sixth album, so that she could re-record them with a bit more oomph, thanks to producer Rob Cavallo (Green Day).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. As a writer she's never been stronger.
  2. Somewhere beneath the Lilith earnestness glints something sharper. [28 Apr 2006, p.135]
  3. Although Goodbye winds down after the brilliant power pop of "Only One Too", Jewel never appears to be going through the motions. [Jun/Jul 2006, p.131]
  4. The sort of glossy folk-pop that makes you want to usher Alice down the rabbit hole, and roll out the cement mixer. [10 Jun 2006, p.41]
  5. 40
    The new songs are excessively polished and precisely drawn, and relentlessly deliver an uplifting message. [Jun 2006, p.145]
  6. A lilting acoustic-y record with ethereal leanings, plenty of canned, overproduced studio gloss and occasional dangerous forays into mild rock.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. DianeB
    Jul 28, 2006
    10
    I have listened to Jewel's music since the first and it has always been emotionally moving. I listened to 0304 many many times because I have listened to Jewel's music since the first and it has always been emotionally moving. I listened to 0304 many many times because that was her newest cd, however, now I can't stand listening to it. Goodbye, Alice in Wonderland is deep and mind-bending it wants to make you look at the world very much like many songs on 'This Way'. Expand
  2. PaulG
    May 26, 2006
    10
    Jewel back to her brilliant best. The title track is breathtaking musically and lyrically. There are no weak songs, and the autobiographical Jewel back to her brilliant best. The title track is breathtaking musically and lyrically. There are no weak songs, and the autobiographical lyrics add a personal dimension. The best record I've heard by anyone since she released "This Way" a few years ago. Ignore the poor reviews of some critics - you will not be disappointed by this album. Expand
  3. FernandoD
    May 31, 2006
    10
    perfect
  4. kd
    May 4, 2006
    9
    its like her older stuff
  5. DeboA
    May 14, 2006
    9
    I agree with most of the sentiments already expressed by MetaCritic Users. Yes, Rolling Stone is way off on this one. This is easily I agree with most of the sentiments already expressed by MetaCritic Users. Yes, Rolling Stone is way off on this one. This is easily Jewel's most honest and ambitious record yet! It surpasses the goodness of "This Way"! The highlights are too many to mention and of course there are few misses. The artiste proves her relevance, highlighting truth, humor and good musick! Jewel Rock On!!! Expand
  6. LawrenceL
    May 7, 2006
    9
    This cd is a greatly reminescent of her older works, something that I, personally, welcome. Again and Again is one of the highlights of this This cd is a greatly reminescent of her older works, something that I, personally, welcome. Again and Again is one of the highlights of this cd and I'd definitely recommend it. I wouldn't trust RollingStone's opinion on this, if any, cds. They lost their credibility long ago. Buy this cd. Expand
  7. HenryJ
    Jun 18, 2006
    0
    Arse gravy.

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