Pint of Blood

  • Record Label: Anti
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2011
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Mojo
    Nov 22, 2011
    60
    Holland's singing identity still shifts disconcertingly. [Aug. 2011, p. 92]
  2. Aug 8, 2011
    60
    Recorded in various New York studios, it has a live, intimate feel despite its overdubs.
  3. 60
    She's spellbinding when she's on--aided by her penetrating and often-literary lyrics. But when her singing meanders too long without focus, you forget she's there--her energy dissipates and she blurs into background, leaving her dependent songs with nothing to do but await her return.
  4. Jul 6, 2011
    58
    Holland gets points for loosening up, building a blue mood, and going with the flow, whatever that flow is supposed to be. But it doesn't keep the majority of songs on Pint Of Blood from bleeding together.
  5. Jul 7, 2011
    50
    The former Be Good Tanya quilts a quivering, affected vocal that's nevertheless warm on the lilting "Wreckage," the lower register of "Tender Mirror," and the bitter shock of "Remember."
  6. 40
    On her new album, Pint of Blood – which, lest we forget, is very nearly an armful – Jolie Holland adopts a new, looser working method which isn't entirely to her advantage.
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  1. Jul 15, 2011
    6
    Gosh, don't you just wish she didn't oversing all the time? What a wonderful voice Jolie has, but she lets her muse run her amok. The bandGosh, don't you just wish she didn't oversing all the time? What a wonderful voice Jolie has, but she lets her muse run her amok. The band is electrically amazing, yet it doesn't make up for the distracting meandering of the vocals. Full Review »