Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. The results breathe that same rarefied air as Nick Drake or Vashti Bunyan.
  2. A record of remarkable beauty.
  3. A collection of slow, sad, stately songs whose obvious studio smarts are dwarfed by a big bleeding folkie's heart.
  4. It may be an unexpectedly traditional and conservative album, but it’s also an unexpectedly beautiful one.
  5. But Homesongs is not simply a procession of trembling troubadour tunes. For each turn of boxwood fragility, there's also one of bold and confident songwriting.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. LeeR
    Apr 21, 2006
    10
    Superb debut album, can't wait to hear more.
  2. petep
    Aug 3, 2004
    10
    When friends come over, I put this on towards the end of the evening, and invariably end up writing the artist and title on a scrap of paper, so that they can go off to buy it the following day. An emotonally generous set of songs and, by any criteria, a sensational debut. Full Review »