Red Dirt Girl

  • Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2000
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15

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  1. Mung
    Jun 17, 2002
    2
    synthesized crap from an artist that should know better.
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
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  1. Five years ago she collaborated with Brian Eno and U2 producer Daniel Lanois on the ambient Wrecking Ball. Now she returns with a less intense but no less powerful new record that continues that album's heavy/ethereal vibe, courtesy of producer (and Wrecking Ball engineer) Malcolm Burn, but with a more melodic touch.
  2. Harris is making music that stands with -- and perhaps eclipses -- her most well-regarded work.
  3. Alternately sparse and lush, Red Dirt Girl can be seen as a companion piece to 1995's Wrecking Ball... The diverse production only adds to Harris' earthy songwriting, adding interest to what could otherwise be lulls during the more subdued songs, and really showcases the understated lyrics that the singer has slowly become recognized for.