Petra Goes to the Movies

  • Record Label: Anti
  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2013

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Uncut
    Feb 4, 2013
    The effect [sung wordlessly, a cappella, with a multi-tracked choir humming the arrangements] is initially comic but soon becomes utterly mesmeric. [Mar 2013, p.72]
  2. Jan 25, 2013
    It's another impressive album that shows Haden to be a truly talented singer and vocal arranger, and one that fans of movie music done in a non-traditional fashion should find quite interesting.
  3. Jan 24, 2013
    The arrangements are ingenious, emphasizing Ms. Haden's gift for mimesis: she can suggest the swoon of a string section as handily as the blare of a solitary bugle.
  4. Under The Radar
    Jan 24, 2013
    Goes To The Movies is an a capella tour de force. [Jan-Feb 2013, p.87]
  5. Jan 24, 2013
    For the most part, she chooses her films wisely, picking songs that not only give her a lot to do vocally but also create sonic rhymes across the album.... Compositions with lyrics give her a bit more trouble.

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