If Songs Could Be Held

  • Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Sep 13, 2005

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Rosie Thomas is just a little too ordinary.
  2. Thomas may have been perfect for a second- or third-tier Lilith Fair stage, a place where people expect slow, introspective, sweet songwriting. However, if she hopes to capture a larger audience, she may want to first capture herself a faster metronome.
  3. Lament after lament, they start to all blend together, and all of Thomas's considerable skill as a singer, musician, and composer can't seem to create any really arresting moments, just a lot of pretty songs.
  4. There's the potential for something here; as of If Songs Could Be Held, it's yet unrealized.
  5. Under The Radar
    A bland instrumental and production aesthetic... clips the wings off her good-intentioned melodies. [#11, p.113]

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