Now, More Than Ever - Jim Guthrie
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. An album that has all of the elements necessary to be a pop classic.
  2. Jim Guthrie has created a masterful soundtrack of peace and tranquility, similar to the crowning achievement of another earthly troubadour, named Sufjan Stevens.
  3. It's a lush, gorgeous record, but it's also small and still, full of unassuming first-person monologues.
  4. Frankly, the results are incredible.
  5. We adore this album and are pretty sure most of you will, too.
  6. Now, More Than Ever is both hushed and sprawling, serene and agitated, jumpy and constant.
  7. Guthrie successfully matches his idiosyncratic lyrics with subtle, layered arrangements lush with strings, crisp guitars, and shifting song structures as likely to burst into anthem or lilt towards confession.
  8. Immersed in beautiful, stirring string arrangements, heartfelt melodies and an all-around warm and welcoming down-home folk feel, the new album is sincerely soothing.
  9. A pleasantly lush album that may be his finest work yet.
  10. Acoustic without being folksy, poppy without being pandering, and quirky without being annoying. [Oct 2004, p.144]
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 24, 2013
    10
    A dessert-island, all-time classic. Simple and hauntingly arranged folk songs that hit like a bag of diamonds. Lyrics like a puzzle, that'll stick in your mind. A true Grower, ten years later, now more than ever. Full Review »