If You Leave

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. Mar 14, 2013
    100
    Heavy it most certainly is, but Daughter succeed simply by creating phenomenally beautiful music and heart-rending songs.
  2. 95
    If You Leave is staggeringly beautiful from beginning to close, a catharsis that’s both bracing and woozily amniotic.
  3. Mar 15, 2013
    90
    An album as beautifully conceived as If You Leave is one you follow from start to finish, riveted by the story it weaves and the emotion it bleeds.
  4. 80
    These cavernous guitar effects, corrosive beats, and inspiring melodic twists magnify If You Leave, an album with true grandeur and occasion.
  5. Under The Radar
    Mar 22, 2013
    80
    The group's debut full-length album picks up where its EP left off. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.91]
  6. Mar 21, 2013
    80
    Soaring and swooping in all the right places, there's no denying the gorgeous ethereal shimmer and dizzying demonstrative pull of these songs.
  7. Mar 18, 2013
    80
    By turns, If You Leave is word-in-the-ear intimate and mountain-range massive.
  8. Mar 12, 2013
    80
    If You Leave is a damaged debut, then, but the way the hues of its bruises blend into each other is wholly hypnotic. It wants to love, again, but has chosen darkness.
  9. Q Magazine
    Mar 12, 2013
    80
    There's stark simplicity to Tonra's lyrics that's evocative enough to consistently land emotional haymakers. `[Apr 2013, p.99]
  10. May 6, 2013
    70
    What emerges is a fascinating, infinitely bleak break-up album, but one without the scope of Disintegration or the raw, intellectual power of Blood on the Tracks.
  11. Apr 29, 2013
    70
    Even if their meditations on heartbreak and death can be overwhelming occasionally, If You Leave proves that Daughter can channel a single mood over the course of an entire album with often exquisite results.
  12. Apr 29, 2013
    70
    There are a lot of topic sentences about If You Leave that won’t tell that story--the defiant moment, clearer and less guarded revelation--but it’s captivating to watch Tonra shake off the burden she’s locked herself up with.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 26, 2015
    7
    If You Leave might be a great record for the post-rockers and folk ambient lovers, but in my opinion it is as beautifully written, performedIf You Leave might be a great record for the post-rockers and folk ambient lovers, but in my opinion it is as beautifully written, performed and settled as blandly unoriginal and -sometimes- tasteless. Full Review »
  2. Feb 25, 2015
    6
    If You Leave includes songs of quality such as Still and Human but sometimes you just don't see the diference between all the songs. ItIf You Leave includes songs of quality such as Still and Human but sometimes you just don't see the diference between all the songs. It definitely lacks of originality. Although Tonra's voice is sweet and authentic. Full Review »
  3. Jun 13, 2014
    10
    Boas batidas e letras que acompanham o estilo Songwriter de Daughter, batidas leves e é um album daqueles de se ouvir o dia inteiro e não se cansar.