No Earthly Man

User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

Review this album

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. adamk
    Apr 15, 2005
    9
    Haunting, murderous and sometimes beautiful, this album remains still in my stereo and, try as i might, i cannot remove it. Incredible.
  2. WayneB
    May 21, 2005
    9
    A spellbinding release from the former frontman of the overlooked Scottish outfit, Appendix Out. All traditional folksongs arranged beautifully by Alasdair and produced by Sir Will Oldham. Light the candles kick, back in the stereo "sweet spot" and enjoy the dreaminess of these songs!
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. These songs are reminders of a time when death wasn't a distant bogeyman but a mundane reality of everyday life. Alasdair Roberts's versions are somewhat modernized, but utterly immediate.
  2. On the quietly electrifying No Earthly Man, Roberts takes on eight classic murder ballads from the British Isles with dizzying results.
  3. Roberts sounds alienated, but not arrogant, like some of his labelmates often can. His vocal melodies lack warmth and pain, but I find No Earthly Man's blank stare profoundly appropriate.