Seasons on Earth


Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. Mojo
    Dec 22, 2011
    This time Baird's own compositions dominate. [Nov 2011, p.100]
  2. The Wire
    Dec 6, 2011
    Season Of Earth is music rooted deep in the black, black earth and whose only limit is the blue, blue sky. [Oct 2011, p.50]
  3. Q Magazine
    Nov 8, 2011
    There's a little more in the mix here [than in her solo debut album], dabs of lap steel on Babylon and elsewhere, gentle harp flourishes on Song For Next Summer, but this is barely less lovely than its predecessor. [Nov. 2011, p. 127]
  4. Sep 22, 2011
    By keeping everything in proportion, she's made the most easily approached record of her career.
  5. Sep 22, 2011
    Seasons on Earth is like a wry, forgiving smile set to music, its pleasures veined with melancholy, its ruefulness buoyed by hope.
  6. Magnet
    Nov 11, 2011
    This compelling album is dominated by a spirit of grace and hope. [#81, p. 53]
  7. Baird's own rather fabulous acoustic is garnished with touches of dobro, pedal-steel or electric, over which her wisp of a voice, and words, hang in a vapour.
  8. Sep 22, 2011
    Her tender songcraft grows stronger.
  9. Sep 22, 2011
    Seasons on Earth is a poetic, thoroughly engaging set from a now-mature songwriter, whose confidence in her musical language is as poetic as it is authoritative.
  10. Sep 22, 2011
    Despite her love of folk traditions, and a classic voice, Baird keeps these songs from ever feeling dated.
  11. Uncut
    Oct 18, 2011
    Compelling in its way, but a bit Isobel Campbell when it should be Joni Mitchell. [Nov 2011, p.81
  12. Sep 22, 2011
    While Seasons on Earth turns out not to be the sort of stoner's delight diehard psych-folkers might be looking for, neither is it looking in any direction other than straight ahead, evocations of another era notwithstanding.
  13. Under The Radar
    Nov 9, 2011
    The intimacy can become suffocating, but on songs such as the "Blackbird"-esque "Even Rain," Baird's delicate touches hit a nerve. [Oct. 2011, p. 108]
  14. 40
    Meg Baird, formerly the frontperson of Philadelphia-based psychedelic folk-rockers Espers, is left a little exposed on her own solo album.

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