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. It may be an unexpectedly traditional and conservative album, but it’s also an unexpectedly beautiful one.
  3. A record of remarkable beauty.
  4. A collection of slow, sad, stately songs whose obvious studio smarts are dwarfed by a big bleeding folkie's heart.
  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, 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 »