Run To Ruin - Nina Nastasia
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  • Summary: Recorded by Steve Albini, 'Run To Ruin' is the New York singer-songwriter's third LP. The Dirty Three's Jim White chips in on drums.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 90
    A beautiful album of uniqueness and unfailing spirit. [#23, p.96]
  2. 90
    Spare, beautiful, outstanding. [Jul 2003, p.128]
  3. Nastasia’s pen has sharpened greatly since The Blackened Air. No more does she scratch out mental images and feelings into terse songs, but builds upon those images and experiences -- placing the listener in her worn, ragged shoes -- instead of in our Gucci’s, 20 feet away, behind a chained link fence.
  4. Usually quiet though never passive, these songs lurch by, crowning, crowing, being cowed.
  5. Curiously compelling for something so minimal, it's like nothing else around. [Jul 2003, p.110]
  6. By exposing the production devices and disrupting easy identification, Albini and Nastasia force intellectual engagement rather than mere reflexive emotional connection.
  7. What gives the album life, though, is Nastasia's airy, intimate voice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2