Manzanita - Mia Doi Todd
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 83
    Imagine Joni Mitchell if she'd made Miles after Mingus. [Feb 2005, p.92]
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  1. Jun 15, 2011
    7
    A welcome return after The Golden State's overly produced sound. If GS had any good outcome on Manzanita, it introduced a fuller of soundA welcome return after The Golden State's overly produced sound. If GS had any good outcome on Manzanita, it introduced a fuller of sound brought in from some of her touring band. There are still songs with just her and a piano or a guitar - which highlight her lyrical writing, but sons like "The Way," "Deep At Sea" and "What If We Do?" underscore the rich territory brought in from the new band sound. Building a career on austere songwriting, what's most surprising is the sense of humor or whimsy on Manzanita are the songs that I would have never guessed she would have done. Songs like "Casa Nova," and "Tongue-Tied" are welcome additions. Full Review »
  2. BBlatt
    Mar 24, 2005
    9
    Brilliant work. Lyrically subtle, musically satisifying.Cohen, Mitchell and Janch.