Seasons of My Soul

  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Jan 24, 2012
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. May 1, 2012
    80
    An immediately engaging debut, Seasons of My Soul has the potential to repeat the crossover success of Norah Jones' Come Away with Me and Amy Winehouse's Back to Black, its unquestionable authenticity signaling the arrival of an equally timeless and unaffected voice.
  2. May 1, 2012
    80
    Rumer's debut is an immediately engaging, gently engrossing set. It wears its cracked heart on a neatly stitched sleeve of the most luxurious fabric, strong and elegant despite the hardships that sit of the centre of every song.
  3. May 1, 2012
    70
    Seasons Of My Soul... rarely moves above midtempo or out of 6/8 time, and in its warm duvet of production it makes for a soupy listen, even more so on the second or third spin. But that won't diminish the album's efficacy as music for dinner parties or - let's face it - tender baby-making.
  4. May 8, 2012
    90
    While the record maintains a strong sense of uniformity, it never lapses into monotony, thanks largely to the poetic turns of songs such as "Blackbird" and "Slow" but also Rumer's consistently powerful performances which culminate in a singular and impressive artistic statement.
  5. May 1, 2012
    80
    [It] has the pleasing sense of an album made to the artist's vision rather than the focus-grouped demands of the marketplace: almost uniquely in its chosen milleu, Seasons of My Soul sounds like a hit album without sounding like all the other hit albums.
  6. 80
    There's a maturity about Rumer's delivery that sets her apart from all the Duffys and Adeles.
  7. 70
    Throughout, these 11 songs give the impression of being sweet nothings. They are, instead, substantial and salty with tears.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 28, 2013
    8
    If you like Karen Carpenter you will enjoy this album by Rumer. They both have similar voices and music! This is a great record. Not as greatIf you like Karen Carpenter you will enjoy this album by Rumer. They both have similar voices and music! This is a great record. Not as great as Adele, but not as boring as Duffy. Full Review »
  2. Dec 22, 2012
    10
    This is an undeniable sweet debut by a simple artist that is Rumer. Rumer is a gift and has beautifully crafted a lovely, 'one- of- a- kind'This is an undeniable sweet debut by a simple artist that is Rumer. Rumer is a gift and has beautifully crafted a lovely, 'one- of- a- kind' album that is to last a lifetime. Full Review »