I Was a Cat from a Book

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: Aug 13, 2012
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 16, 2012
    60
    Not flawless but always affecting.
  2. 60
    The record as a whole is full of wan acoustic guitar tunes in desperate need of that mysterious quality of oomph.
  3. 60
    The resulting extended instrumental palette has brought a new depth to the arrangements but has added little transparency to Yorkston's often bewildering lyrics.
  4. Aug 9, 2012
    60
    [The album] rolls by like a river, all finger-picked guitars and delicate arrangements, and atop it all Yorkston's tremulous voice, quavering through lyrics that are poetic in intent but often just too dense to parse.

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