• Record Label: The Inc.
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2007
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 56
  2. Negative: 4 out of 56

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  1. MusicLover
    Oct 22, 2007
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    A big disappointment, especially after Harmonium being such a classic.
  2. JoseG.
    Oct 17, 2007
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    Nothing here stacks up with "A Thousand Miles". I easily preferred her other albums to this.
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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. Her voice is too sweet and girlish to command, her melodies mellifluous but not grabbing--but Heroes & Thieves flows easily, and it's a nice return to the strengths of her debut.
  2. Fans of Carlton's indelible white-chick anthem "A Thousand Miles," on the other hand, have plenty to be excited about, since Heroes presents another batch of appealingly wistful reflections on life and love.
  3. However precious her poetry can be, Carlton always pins it to melodies that morph and expand evocatively.