Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
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  1. Uncut
    Oct 18, 2011
    80
    The wonder of it all lies not so much on the amount of ground she covers but the way she inhabits her material so convincingly. [Oct 2011, p.94]
  2. Aug 2, 2011
    80
    She's refining her songwriting into an individualist composite of myriad genres, crafting works which resonate with her own personality. It's clear that she's no dilettante, and that her understanding of rock'n'roll, gospel, folk, country and rockabilly has a profound depth.
  3. Aug 2, 2011
    80
    Queen of the Minor Key is a reminder that this music at its best speaks to the wayward impulses of the human heart, and Eilen Jewell embodies that quiet, insistent voice as well as anyone making music in the 21st century.
  4. Aug 2, 2011
    80
    The variety of the material here ensures that one won't get sick of Jewell. Instead, as she sings on another song, one will become "Hooked." Don't be afraid of getting caught. She's got the (minor) key to get you out.
  5. Aug 2, 2011
    70
    Singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell continues to move away from her dusty country sound with an album drenched in vibrato and overlaid at points with the trappings of West Coast noir.
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  1. Aug 12, 2016
    9
    Not sure why her other albums aren't on Metacritic (not surprising this site is incomplete and behind). Eilen's songwriting is solid, the leadNot sure why her other albums aren't on Metacritic (not surprising this site is incomplete and behind). Eilen's songwriting is solid, the lead guitar is terrific. Unlike other female acts of today, she never gets too cloyingly sweet, which is a definite plus. In an musical era when women use their talents to make other women jealous with how adorable and sexy they are, Jewell is grounded yet soft. Real. Full Review »