Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 3, 2013
    80
    Madeira's Mercyland offers an ecumenism that reaches across subgenres to coalesce a community bound by both faith and music.
  2. 70
    Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us hits its stride once it takes an old-school turn courtesy of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who kick up some serious string-band dust with a cover of the traditional gospel number "Lights In the Valley."
  3. Jan 3, 2013
    60
    It's a reflective set, enlivened by joyous offerings from The Civil Wars and Carolina Chocolate Drops. [Feb 2013, p.75]
  4. Jan 3, 2013
    60
    These new songs sound like they came straight from a traditional songbook. [Jan 2013, p.102]
  5. Jan 3, 2013
    60
    This album brings together a diverse lineup of artists for a collection that promotes the message that God has more to do with love than religion.

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