Now, More Than Ever

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. Now, More Than Ever is both hushed and sprawling, serene and agitated, jumpy and constant.
  3. It's a lush, gorgeous record, but it's also small and still, full of unassuming first-person monologues.
  4. Alternative Press
    70
    Acoustic without being folksy, poppy without being pandering, and quirky without being annoying. [Oct 2004, p.144]
  5. Jim Guthrie has created a masterful soundtrack of peace and tranquility, similar to the crowning achievement of another earthly troubadour, named Sufjan Stevens.
  6. A pleasantly lush album that may be his finest work yet.
  7. We adore this album and are pretty sure most of you will, too.
  8. Frankly, the results are incredible.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 10 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'llA 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 »
  2. MarkS
    Feb 10, 2007
    10
    For two years I only had the first three tracks of this album. I listened to them again and again and again... now that I have the whole For two years I only had the first three tracks of this album. I listened to them again and again and again... now that I have the whole thing, aaaah. Jim Guthrie is one talented man. Full Review »
  3. joshm
    Dec 5, 2006
    9
    this is an awesome album, its so relaxing, it almost made me cry, i think