NAP: North American Poetry Image
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  • Summary: The debut solo release for The Beets singer features a guest appearance from Carmelle Safdie.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 13, 2014
    80
    There’s something romantic and relatable in the simplicity, showcased best on the lively, poppy folk song in his native Spanish, Escucho Mucho.
  2. Feb 13, 2014
    70
    North American Poetry is at its best, however, when Wauters strips away the slight clutter and lets his most introspective thoughts, questions, and feelings flow.
  3. Mar 11, 2014
    70
    The Beets’ simplicity was one of their strengths, but N.A.P. is the sound of Wauters realizing that in music, as in life, complexity brings richness, and often greater rewards.
  4. 60
    A songwriter with a distinctive world view definitely but rarely the musical nous to really make the most of it--as such North American Poetry amounts to some sweet melodies delivered with slacker poise but is largely forgettable.
  5. Feb 13, 2014
    50
    This album is surely a pleasant listen all the way through, but the moments that stick are when we forget Wauters’ ties to his band, and there could be more of those moments here.