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  • Summary: This is the rerelease of the 1976 album from the harp-playing folk singer from California.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 26, 2011
    80
    Kleyn's songs sung to a rugged, vaguely Celtic harp accompaniment with electric piano, bridge the gap between Judy Collins and Joanna Newsom. [Sep 2011, p.88]
  2. Aug 22, 2011
    78
    Love Has Made Me Stronger's rough-around-the-edges imperfections only allow Kleyn to convey her spirited optimism all the more forcefully. That sort of music boldness never goes out of style.
  3. Aug 22, 2011
    75
    Though the songwriting on Love Has Made Me Stronger is rarely at the level of its influences, Kleyn's intricate harp-playing on the dramatic instrumental "Street Song" and her richly emotional vocals on the soaring ballads "Mountain Child" and "Higher Than High" is pure and affecting, whatever the pedigree.
  4. Aug 22, 2011
    70
    For anyone interested in underground music from the later '60s through the mid-'70s, Love Has Made Me Stronger is recommended listening.
  5. Aug 22, 2011
    70
    Her 1976 debut (reissued plus one new song free for download) is brief and unpretentious, a soprano celebrating heaven on earth over harp and piano.
  6. Aug 22, 2011
    60
    It's not your typical listen for sure, but it is one that somehow manages to weasel its way into your synapses. [Jul 2011, p.90]
  7. Aug 22, 2011
    50
    This album feels more like a curio of a bygone era rather than an overlooked gem.

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