Is A Woman

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2002
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. With repeated listens, what feels at first like unmelodic obduracy reveals some hidden charms.
  2. Spin
    60
    Is a Woman finds Lambchop turning into America's Tindersticks, replacing songcraft with baroque digressions. [Mar 2002, p.134]
  3. While hardly bad... the album too often sounds as if the ceaseless invention that made Nixon so vibrant has been replaced by self-consciousness of the wrong sort.
  4. Is a Woman is a disappointment.
  5. One very minimal idea being stretched over 11 songs to the point that it starts to look very washed-out indeed.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. calimerosmix
    Apr 5, 2005
    9
    one of the greatest music's that they have
  2. MattyM
    Apr 9, 2004
    9
    This is a slow, slow burn - especially if you're coming straight after the relative euphoria of Nixon. But give it a few listens and This is a slow, slow burn - especially if you're coming straight after the relative euphoria of Nixon. But give it a few listens and it'll sneak up and strangle you in it's relaxed, measured splendour. Full Review »
  3. GavH.
    Oct 17, 2002
    9
    Just kept replaying it, however not as many times as Nixon