Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Keep an ear open for this solid effort's best moments: the soulful "Full Frontal Fridays" and jubilant "I Get Cravings."
  2. Sensual, mysterious, and provocative, Learning From Falling shines brightly.
  3. Locates her coffee-cream vocals amid glossy settings ranging from hip hop to gurgling electronica and folk. [Nov 2002, p.105]
  4. 60
    The sitar flourishes ini "Splitting Atoms" are muted by Learning's adult sheen, which lands this unusual record in an awkward middle ground between Bjork and, say, Oleta Adams. [#9, p.150]
  5. 60
    The album as a whole isn't quite as brilliant as it ought to be, given the ideas at play.
  6. You're left pining for more of her delicious weirdness, more sitar solos, more of her trombone playing and Swahili lyrics.
  7. Many songs on Learning From Falling have that vaguely edgy, vaguely happy, vaguely cutesy sound often heard piping from the speakers at Wal-Mart, and soon it becomes clear she's making the same vocal choices on song after song.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. DodoDudu
    Sep 6, 2007
    10
    VIVE LAMYA!!!!! Vivement un autre album!!!
  2. Tommy
    Jun 18, 2003
    5
    Honestly I haven't heard anything but the "Empires" song, which was okay. I just wanted to note to Jamila S that the chorus is not from Honestly I haven't heard anything but the "Empires" song, which was okay. I just wanted to note to Jamila S that the chorus is not from the original version of the poem, however if you look at the Air Force Academy "BRING ME MEN" ramp, when it was still intact, the chorus is straight from that version of the poem. She may have used it for inspiration, but she did use all of it, not just two lines. Full Review »
  3. JamilaS
    Mar 23, 2003
    10
    this is a great creative work or art. I love it. someone said she used Samuel Walter Foss' (1858-1911) classic poem "Bring Me Men" to this is a great creative work or art. I love it. someone said she used Samuel Walter Foss' (1858-1911) classic poem "Bring Me Men" to write her song "Empires.", but if you go to this site http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/4358/bringmemen.html and read the poem, only the first two lines were used. It was probably her inspiration for the song. Full Review »