Out Of The Woods

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  • Summary: This is the Everything But The Girl singer's first solo release since 1982.
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  1. The spellbinding mix of shimmering folk and shimmying disco on Out of the Woods eclipses her past work.
  2. 80
    Most of the album sees producers Charles Webster and Ewan Pearson buiilding on the bedsit rave of "Missing" and the beatific drum'n'bass of Walking Wounded. [Apr 2007, p.120]
  3. There isn't a duff or thoughtless moment.
  4. A tasteful disco effort. [23 Mar 2007, p.61]
  5. Out Of The Woods... manages to seamlessly transition between understated chamber-pop ballads reminiscent of Annie Lennox and more hip, club-friendly fare.
  6. Producer Ewan Pearson occasionally falters in connecting her vocals with the arrangements; there's a nice engagement on the slower, non-beat-driven tracks that you wish he'd mastered on the clubbier cuts.
  7. Much of the album has a cheesy '80s vibe. [#17, p.93]

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  1. DavidP
    Mar 5, 2007
    10
    all the best bits of EBTG fused with fantastic arrangements. Not a bad song on the whole album!
  2. Ameraal
    Sep 18, 2007
    10
    Definitely one of the best albums of 2007, almost perfect. features half a dozen 11/10 songs - it's all true, raise the roof, falling Definitely one of the best albums of 2007, almost perfect. features half a dozen 11/10 songs - it's all true, raise the roof, falling off a log, grand canyon, a-z, easy. Expand
  3. PabloA
    Mar 8, 2007
    10
    Super cool and super sharp.
  4. hugo
    Mar 29, 2007
    10
    Does anyone actually take Pitchfork seriously? EVER?
  5. JasonR
    Apr 10, 2007
    10
    the voice is back! the most sublime pop record of the year. Seamless throughout...with standout cuts : "Grand Canyon" "Easy" "Raise the Roof" the voice is back! the most sublime pop record of the year. Seamless throughout...with standout cuts : "Grand Canyon" "Easy" "Raise the Roof" "Falling Off a Log" and the first single...the 80s electro-tinged "It's All True." Expand
  6. MaxM
    Apr 9, 2007
    9
    A great return for one of the best voices in popular music ever! "Falling Off a Log" is stunning and I can't wait for remixes of "Grand Canyon."
  7. SimonC.
    May 30, 2007
    9
    Excellent album. Refreshing. Brings new sounds to the impressive collection of Everything but the girl...now that there's just the girl. Excellent album. Refreshing. Brings new sounds to the impressive collection of Everything but the girl...now that there's just the girl. Tracey thorn rocks. Expand

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