Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 25, 2012
    100
    His first LP of complete originals is a thing of profound beauty; deep, sad, wise songs, allied to perfectly crafted arrangements, from a man who's lived long enough in darkness to address the big, heavy questions with a lightness of touch. [Aug 2012, p.96]
  2. Jul 23, 2012
    90
    What we have here is another excellent Chris Smither album, reason enough for celebration.
  3. The wisdom expressed is crusty but benign, poetic and sometimes witty.
  4. Jul 23, 2012
    80
    Valentine is typically sturdy--piquant observation and low-key philosophy played against an impeccable musical backdrop. [Aug 2012, p.80]
  5. Aug 30, 2012
    70
    There may be nothing here that Smither hasn't done before, except totally relying on himself for musical material.
  6. 60
    These acoustic performances are laid back but sizzle with the soul of the blues.

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