• Record Label: Hem Hem
  • Release Date: May 9, 2011

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. May 20, 2011
    As with most things on this record, it's a thoroughly engaging ride.
  2. Mojo
    May 20, 2011
    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]
  3. The Independent on Sunday (UK)
    May 20, 2011
    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.
  4. May 20, 2011
    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.
  5. May 20, 2011
    Her bravest, most original work to date.

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