• Record Label: Sub Pop
  • Release Date: Aug 19, 2008
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Thibodeau’s melodies, which have always been pretty, are now beautiful.
  2. Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us lets loose just enough times to keep from sounding a bit too soft and steady.
  3. This is a beautiful, beautiful record.
  4. Q Magazine
    80
    His pure delivery--he scales the heights, but never over-sings--and cryptic/mystic worldview are still the main attractions. [Dec. 2008, p.100]
  5. This is a blissful, radiant, rewarding listen; one recommended without hesitation.
  6. Uncut
    80
    A Beautifu;l record. [Feb 2009, p.88]
  7. Death Vessel ultimately transcends rote freak-folk fancy; Thibodeau's bandmates kick up a compelling fuss, and Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us is strange and engaging, equal parts dulcet and dark.
  8. On first listen, his second album as Death Vessel may seem passive, even flat-- just competent, non-descript folk-rock. Give it time, though, and Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us proves more intriguing.
  9. Filter
    74
    Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us sustains the antebellum lilt and spare arrangements of the first album. [Summer 2008, p.105]
  10. His enigmatic lyrics, pastoral West coast melodies, and blissfully androgynous voice rule the roost here.
  11. The album is an enjoyable listen, but not enough is at stake for it to get under your skin.
  12. His soft, childlike delivery strips the words of all pretension with an innocence that's as wrenching as the best current singer-songwriters.
  13. 70
    An album that masks its bite with sounds of familiarity and demonstrates Thibodeau's uninhibited emotion with full-scope 20/20 vision
  14. A pair of great songs open the record. If the rest of the album can’t quite live up to their quality, it’s not that much of a let-down. Just listen to the start again.
  15. Though Nothing's eerie lullabies are sweet in their own sing-songy way, the album's more energetic moments only serve as a frustrating indicator of Thibodeau's potential—if only he would think outside of his usual (voice) box.
  16. Death Vessel have come up with a uniformly bland set of delicate ditties for Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us that are lightly strummed in a way that’s so frightfully fey, it could make José González want to rip Thibodeau’s guitar from his hands and smash it against the wall John Belushi-style.
  17. Under The Radar
    40
    Nothing Is Precious Enough For Us is full of processed cafe rock and bland gypsy folk. [Fall 2008, p.80]

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