It All Starts with One

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 17, 2011
    70
    There's no reason why its quietly enchanting qualities can't go on to provide her with the breakthrough outside Scandinavia that she deserves.
  2. Nov 17, 2011
    80
    It is one which doesn't so much shine, but glimmer with subtle brilliance all the way through.
  3. Magnet
    May 11, 2012
    85
    It All Starts With One's songs all deal with love's discontents, and their desperate beauty should make a hit with those who like to wallow in desperation and unhappiness. [No.87, p.52]
  4. Mojo
    Mar 8, 2012
    80
    Ane Brun has never before sounded so alive.[March 2012, p.98]
  5. Nov 17, 2011
    80
    It's the perfect end to a blissfully gorgeous album--one that showcases Ane Brun as being at the forefront of the new wave of Scandinavian pop music.
  6. May 2, 2012
    75
    One can be a grower: The sleepy and skippable "Worship" (featuring an obtrusive duet vocal from Jose Gonzalez) finds Brun approaching a more accessible vocal territory-one annoyingly reminiscent of Feist. But it's a mostly stellar experience.
  7. Nov 17, 2011
    50
    Ultimately, it is difficult to see this heavy and difficult album as anything but a significant misstep and a genuine disappointment.
  8. Q Magazine
    Jun 22, 2012
    80
    Brun's incredible voice - direct and moving - is at the centre of everything. [Jun 2012, p.117]
  9. 80
    Norwegian singer Ane Brun's quietly involving music occupies a spectral space in which her delicate, tremulous voice reveals shared intimacies with a rare poise.
  10. Uncut
    Dec 12, 2011
    60
    Brun's vocals can be spine-tinglingly gorgeous and annoyingly mannered, often in the same song. [Jan 2012, p.81]
  11. Under The Radar
    Jul 9, 2012
    60
    Orchestral flourishes give additional emotional weight to a collection of mostly soft, sweetly accented ballads. [Jun 2012, p.158]

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