Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. [An] extraordinarily unassuming, gorgeous release.
  2. It’s not often that music truly sounds effortless.
  3. Clue to Kalo may give acts like Postal Service and Her Space Holiday a run for their money.
  4. Mitchell is a skilled producer, weaving a tangle of complex melodies and countermelodies, rhythms and accents, into a vibrant tapestry; there's a lot more going on in these songs than you can pick up in one pass.
  5. It is certainly fun discovering each new twist and turn on One Way, It’s Every Way, and Clue to Kalo have created a great album to get lost in.
  6. It's not quite along the same lines as the ultra-drastic change from Start Breaking My Heart to Up In Flames by Manitoba/Caribou, but it's a somewhat similar jump.
  7. 70
    His is a gentler, pastoral treat. [Nov 2005, p.111]
  8. Unfortunately, the fairly uniform textures and mid-tempo rhythms obscure how Mitchell plays with pop conventions. [#11, p.114]
  9. 50
    A hard one to wrap your head around. [Oct 2005, p.84]
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  1. maxm
    Oct 18, 2005
    10
    Ignore lazy comparisons to 'folktronica' artists: This spectacular album - surely one of 2005's finest - manages to weave disparate musical strands into a gorgeous, singular, work of pop majesty. Rather than thrusting melodies into your face, these songs insinuate themselves gradually into the psyche and then refuse to let go. The album can be enjoyed on so many levels: the gorgeous texture of the sound; the melodies; the programming; the sampled live instrumentation and the lyrical depth all contribute to an album that just keeps on giving. Full Review »