Heroes & Thieves - Vanessa Carlton
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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 56 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 4 out of 56

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79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

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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.