Neptune - Eliza Carthy
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  • Summary: The third folk album released by the daughter of Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson focuses on the last 10 years of her life.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 20, 2011
    80
    While it's unlikely that Neptune will have quite the sort of chart success Adele's 21 has enjoyed, it's a fine example of Eliza Carthy's huge talent.
  2. May 20, 2011
    80
    As with most things on this record, it's a thoroughly engaging ride.
  3. May 20, 2011
    80
    Her bravest, most original work to date.
  4. May 20, 2011
    80
    While her impressively expansive band needs little bidding to cut loose, Carthy's lush vocals, and cryptic lyrics keep you on your toes. [Jun 2011, p.103]
  5. She's on the cover, smirking in front of an old map: a naughty sea god(dess) in a Cruikshank cartoon. Which somehow suits the discursive post-folk rompery of the music: highly arranged, wordy as an Elvis Costello song with larks taking the place of bitterness.
  6. May 23, 2011
    60
    Her seventh solo album is effectively her third LP of self-penned pop songs, and it suits her bawdy contralto voice rather better. [Jun 2011, p.79]
  7. 40
    Musically, she strays a little too far from her folkie comfort-zone, with varied results