Silver Bell

  • Record Label: A&M
  • Release Date: Oct 8, 2013
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Oct 11, 2013
    100
    It sounds as relevant, fresh, vital and modern as if it were recorded this year. It’s a classic in the making.
  2. Magnet
    Nov 27, 2013
    85
    It's the sound of Griffin at an intriguing crossroads. [No. 104, p.56]
  3. Uncut
    Oct 31, 2013
    80
    Those acquainted with the slow and soulful pace of Griffin's recent work may be surprised by her ability to let rip here. [Dec 2013, p.69]
  4. Oct 10, 2013
    80
    It is simultaneously inward and explosive, a record that demands close listening and certainly rewards the attention.
  5. 80
    It may not have a story of a lost classic, but it has the music of a freshly discovered treasure.
  6. Oct 10, 2013
    78
    With new mixes from original producer Glyn Johns (the Who, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin), Griffin's varied folk-rock collection marks another high-water mark in her beautifully arcing career.
  7. Oct 10, 2013
    75
    Silver Bell is generally best when it’s quietest, when Griffin’s vocals don’t have to compete with a denser sound.
  8. Nov 18, 2013
    70
    Though Silver Bell meanders at times, "Little God" (which might be about the devil) and the vengeful "Sorry and Sad" pit her thoughtful, detailed lyrics and blue, reedy voice against tough Stones-in-the-bayou guitars.
  9. Dec 16, 2013
    60
    Produced by Daniel Lanois and newly mixed by Glyn Johns, there’s a more soulful side to Griffin on the shuffling lament Sooner Or Later, while One More Girl veers towards the folky introspection of early Joni Mitchell.
  10. Oct 22, 2013
    60
    Intended as the follow-up to Griffin’s sophomore set Flaming Red, Silver Bell finds a young artist still determining her direction. Griffin’s furtive vocals dominate the album overall, but the settings shift dramatically throughout.

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