Palindrome Hunches

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Q Magazine
    Nov 21, 2012
    80
    A quietly beautiful record. [Dec 2012, p.105]
  2. Halstead's songs and Euros Childs-like voice breathe the sort of honesty and goodness that's harder and harder to find in the iTunes age.
  3. Sep 26, 2012
    80
    The quality, depth, and otherworldliness that Halstead has achieved here elevates it above being just another folk album.
  4. Sep 14, 2012
    71
    Halstead's performing reinvents no wheels but never is anything less than well-done regardless, and the full performances can often find their own impact.
  5. Recorded in a primary school, the Reading warbler's third solo record is whimsical, pleasant and calming, with shades of Damien Rice and Regina Spektor.
  6. Uncut
    Oct 26, 2012
    70
    When your attention drifts you barely notice it's there. But when you do, it evokes a warm and evocative pleasure. [Dec 2012, p.72]
  7. Under The Radar
    Sep 13, 2012
    70
    It's one of the more beautiful albums in recent memory. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.110]
  8. Sep 13, 2012
    70
    Halstead gets closer to creating music that transmits his bare soul to the listener without much sonic trickery to get in the way. In the wrong hands, such a Spartan approach could end up boring, but in Halstead's case, it's completely transfixing and true.
  9. Though it may take some time to grow accustomed to, this is a record you'll want to wrap yourself up in.

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