Life On A String

  • Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Aug 21, 2001
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. SteveP
    Nov 22, 2004
    9
    Almost back to her best!
  2. Ron
    May 16, 2002
    8
    chamber music and L.A., not ready, unexpected, fragile, looking for new ways
  3. MikeW
    Feb 23, 2007
    9
    Best since Big Science, still strong remnants of the old style in there, with some good rich mature sounds.
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Laurie Anderson is a singer-songwriter of crushing poignance - a minimalist painter of melancholy moods who addresses universal themes in the vernacular of the commonplace.
  2. Anderson's best work has always been simultaneously opaque and pointed, suggestive, and even topical, without being didactic. Those qualities apply again here.
  3. Magnet
    70
    Life On A String also reveals the tedious aspects of Anderson's muse. [#51, p.82]