Run To Ruin - Nina Nastasia
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic 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
    These intimate hushes and lilts would be remarkable even as instrumentals.... Yet it's Nastasia's voice--and the words that it sings--that really sucks the air out of the room. [July 2003, p.102]
  3. 90
    Spare, beautiful, outstanding. [Jul 2003, p.128]
  4. 88
    Her countrified songs often begin as gothic lullabies, swallowed up in darkness and longing, as if the instruments themselves were suffering heartbreak. [#6, p.82]
  5. 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.
  6. What keeps Nastasia from succumbing to grotesque melodrama is the razor-like incisiveness she brings to her lyrics.
User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. WayX
    Oct 28, 2005
    10
    Simultaneously heartbreaking and inspiring.
  2. zg
    Apr 17, 2004
    9
    beautiful although I find I listen ti the Blackened Air more-- have to be in the mood for Run to Ruin