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  • Summary: The Stars vocalist makes her solo debut, backed by members of that band as well as of Broken Social Scene, Do Make Say Think, and Metric.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 80
    She comes over like Tammy Wynette crossed with Parker Posey--an indie queen with a Kentucky twang. [Aug 2006, p.101]
  2. Pop fans will think it's a country album, country purists will deem it pop and contributions from friends in both Stars and Broken Social Scene adds a conflicting rock slant. What's not in doubt is that Millan makes it work.
  3. 78
    Flying solo, she's surprisingly mournful. [#21, p.102]
  4. An interesting, slightly odd, but ultimately satisfying experiment from one of the more talented musicians today.
  5. 60
    She's a surprisingly convincing country singer. [Sep 2006, p.143]
  6. She sings [everything] so prettily that you wonder just how authentic her misery really is. [Aug 2006, p.113]
  7. In country music, it’s all about the chops--and Millan doesn’t have ‘em. Yet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. MattD.
    Aug 27, 2006
    9
    Millan's Honey From The Tombs more than satisfies with its folk/country (yes, more folk than country) melodies and her trademark vocals. While a few of these songs could have fit someone with a more grizzled voice better, with her voice, that's a minor complaint. The more alternative-oriented "Skinny Boy," "Headsfull," and "All the Miles" add variety. Believe the hype! Expand
  2. RogerT
    Aug 24, 2006
    9
    What a year 2006 has been for country-tinged alternative Goddess solo records! First Jenny Lewis, then Neko Case, and now this. All three rank among the best records of the year. Great record. Expand
  3. BarryS
    Aug 27, 2006
    9
    This is one of the most consistently good albums I've heard this year. Lovely stuff.
  4. rona
    Oct 15, 2006
    6
    amys voice is always nice but the music is mostly flat and uninspired
  5. ThomasC
    Sep 5, 2006
    3
    wow, what a disappoinment.
  6. FrankS
    Aug 25, 2006
    2
    This album is boring, period. Don't believe the hype.