Invitation Songs

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2007
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. PatrickM
    Oct 26, 2007
    8
    Do I hear the potential for something as intriguing as the first Clap Your Hand Say Yeah CD? Yes, I do! This is a very good CD and I won't be surprised if their next one is a breakout. (Check out their "new demo" on their My Space page.)
  2. MarjaM
    Jan 3, 2008
    9
    Really, one of the most underrated albums of '07. Others being Fionn Regan, Great Lake Swimmers, and Junior Boys. Is it Me?
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
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  1. Invitation Songs is a welcome, and welcoming, debut.
  2. The Cave Singers' methods are clearer and less complicated than say, Joanna Newsom or Sufjan Stevens.
  3. If these songs constitute the Cave Singers' most pronounced attempts at transcending standard folk tropes, it's the gentle, percussion-free lullaby 'Helen' that ultimately proves most successful.