Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. It’s a rare and amazing thing when an indie musician finds ways to keep chugging along on her own steam for years and then releases an album that brings together in the most powerful way everything she’s learned. Moncton singer/songwriter Julie Doiron has accomplished this with her eighth album.
  2. Rather than make broad statements about the nature of modern existence, Doiron takes an authorial approach, crafting brief but potent vignettes about bikes, minivans, and lovers walking through small towns.
  3. All in all, a precious record, this.
  4. I Can Wonder What You Did with Your Day is a solid addition to the catalog of one of the best underrated singer/songwriters around.
  5. This collection of songs straddles the line between cloying twee, exuberantly noisy indie-pop, and a K Records/Plan-It-X childish naïveté that has been all but absent from most of Doiron’s solo work.
  6. Stories of everyday life and feelings aren’t new to Doiron’s work, but the album does contain a few sonic surprises.
  7. I Can Wonder toys with genres with resilience and resolve, resulting in something for everyone.
  8. Despite some engaging song-craft, however, the album overall feels lacking in real substance and its fixations leave me blase.
  9. It's a perfect choice for fans of the Juno soundtrack. [Spring 2009, p.76]
  10. I Can Wonder is not really a success musically, but it is worth recommending at least for the ideas that work.
  11. 60
    Her lyrics remain to-the-point, just more upbeat, with her wispy, whimsical vocals sitting snugly on top of crunchy guitars. [May 2009, p.85]

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