Marissa Nadler

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. Uncut
    Jul 28, 2011
    60
    For this fifth album, she changes tack again, gaining in clarity what she loses in originality. [Aug 2011, p.94]
  2. Jul 5, 2011
    60
    Music doesn't always need to be about preaching, grand-slam bombastic leanings or pushing the envelope forward – that's a fallacy. Sometimes it can just be sonically gorgeous, layered and pleasing to your hearing and thought - just as Marissa Nadler ends up being.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 6, 2011
    10
    This album is like a door into another world. So original, so carefully crafted, so rewarding. There are comparison touch points likeThis album is like a door into another world. So original, so carefully crafted, so rewarding. There are comparison touch points like Leonard Cohen or Hope Sandoval but they really don't give you an idea of what you're about to hear. I just can't believe that in a moment like right now, 2011 A.D., that an album possesses this kind of delicacy and patience to reward the listener in ways that most other artists/albums seem unaware are even possibilities. Full Review »
  2. Jun 19, 2011
    9
    Marissa Nadler returns with eerie songs that remind her last albums, she offers a new musical progress compared to her previous work, but noMarissa Nadler returns with eerie songs that remind her last albums, she offers a new musical progress compared to her previous work, but no musical innovation as such. What makes this album worthwhile is the quality that Marissa has a songwriter, this album is full of beautiful lyrics which together with her great vocal performance make this album a magical and captivating gem. You just need to hear songs like "In your lair, Bear", "In a magazine", or the masterpiece "Puppet master" to fall in love with this album that as Marissa Nadler said "It's the most honest, natural record I've ever written" Full Review »