Out Of The Woods

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. It is a mellow, melodic album that switches between stripped-down, folk-inspired material, downtempo pop, and up-to-date productions designed for both home and club listening.
  2. Alternative Press
    80
    Woods is the best record EBTG never made, a new peak for Thorn in a career full of heights. [May 2007, p.162]
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    A tasteful disco effort. [23 Mar 2007, p.61]
  4. A record to cool the blood and quicken the pulse.
  5. Mojo
    80
    The ballads bewitch, reminding us that Tracey is one of the unique British voices, up there with Dusty. [Apr 2007, p.100]
  6. There isn't a duff or thoughtless moment.
  7. Q Magazine
    70
    One thing that hasn't changed is Thorn's voice, which is as warming and mellow as ever. [Apr 2007, p.122]
  8. Out Of The Woods... manages to seamlessly transition between understated chamber-pop ballads reminiscent of Annie Lennox and more hip, club-friendly fare.
  9. Spin
    80
    Call it Everything About The Girl. [Mar 2007, p.99]
  10. The spellbinding mix of shimmering folk and shimmying disco on Out of the Woods eclipses her past work.
  11. Often delirious but never silly, “Out of the Woods” cleverly upends clichés about what grown-up pop should sound like. [19 Mar 2007]
  12. Uncut
    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]
  13. A masterpiece showcasing Thorn's voice, songwriting, and taste.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. Feriatus
    May 23, 2007
    9
    Best pop album of the year so far.