Sea Sew - Lisa Hannigan
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

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  • Summary: The debut solo album for the Irish singer, who has provided vocals on several of Damien Rice's albums.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Hannigan may be introspective, but she knows how to coax a melody into the sunlight.
  2. Unassuming and refreshingly lacking in the pretension of so many contemporary folk-pop records, Sea Sew makes for both a challenging and a charming proper introduction for Hannigan.
  3. 80
    Sea Sew is a subtle and intricately woven set of songs that seeps further into you with every listening. [Sep 2009, p.84]
  4. Though Sea Sew is a folk album, the music here is thrillingly lush.
  5. Sea Sew exudes the sort of simple, homespun charm that many strive to achieve but so few succeed in pulling off. [Jun 2009, p.123]
  6. These ten songs are mostly slight variations on a sonic theme, but it sure is a hauntingly pretty one. [Winter 2009]
  7. 40
    Unfortunately, Sea Sew too often clunks along like its awkwardly punning title. [Jun 2009, p.1010]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. Sep 5, 2011
    10
    Gorgeous first album, with songs that just grow on you each time you play them. I think the problem that some people have is that the music is so subtle and understated that they miss the intricacies first time round - have some patience, people, and try listening again. I play it all the time in my car and, no, I haven't fallen asleep at the wheel - I find it ideal for soothing all notions of road rage when someone cuts me up or does something equally anti-social. Great music to chill out by, whatever stresses and strains you need to escape from. Expand
  2. NiallC
    Mar 9, 2009
    10
    Cracking album.
  3. JackF
    Apr 8, 2009
    10
    Beautiful. I gave it a 10 to balance out the ridiculous 0s it's received. I think it deserves an 8.5.
  4. Feb 22, 2012
    8
    Nominated for a Mercury Music Prize in 2009 - it is quite good but not sure if it was so good it warranted a nomination. The majority of the record has nice, up tempo songs - a big change from her days backing Damien Rice. Well worth a listen but it's fairly gentle stuff and sometimes it can be a bit pedestrian. I saw Lisa play the record live and have to say I appreciated it a lot more after that than before. Expand
  5. MarylinY
    Feb 27, 2009
    0
    A really boring album.
  6. PeterP
    Mar 19, 2009
    0
    Disappointing with this album, where's the music?
  7. JuanP
    Mar 19, 2009
    0
    Awful and boring album, no comments.

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