Is A Woman

  • Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Feb 19, 2002
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

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

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  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 it'll sneak up and strangle you in it's relaxed, measured splendour.
  3. GavH.
    Oct 17, 2002
    9
    Just kept replaying it, however not as many times as Nixon
  4. alex
    Mar 22, 2002
    9
    Best album of 2002 yet. Proof that less can be more.
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. 'Is A Woman' is a deep, rewarding, frustrating, baffling, engaging experience then, an album that drifts away from you just when you're getting hold of it.
  2. By focusing less on quotidian (i.e., boring) experiences of the proletariat and more on less-tangible allusions to death, troubled romance, and loneliness, Wagner's music is simply more approachable and meaningful, if still hard to puzzle out in its specific intent.
  3. Every song contains four or five things that will just whip your head around in disbelief.