New Moon

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 55
  2. Negative: 3 out of 55

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  1. MattA.
    Aug 7, 2007
    6
    Honestly decent but you can't but feel like everyone is praising it because the guy is dead. XO and even Figure 8 were much better than From a Basement and this collection. I would say it is his album that I listen to least.
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85

Universal acclaim - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
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  1. As hope, there are revealing looks at Smith's developments as a writer. [#17, p.87]
  2. 80
    New Moon sounds less like a pile of outtakes than an official album released in a parallel universe.
  3. Smith's trademark combination of breathy - almost whispered - vocals, deceptively resilient acoustic melodies, and sombrely introspective lyrics, is shown off to sufficiently good advantage here to make New Moon a worthy companion piece to 1995's Elliott Smith and 1997's Either/Or.