Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 6, 2011
    It's rare for an artist entering her fourth decade to keep releasing music of such high quality, but Phillips sounds like she's rejuvenated--and never better.
  2. Oct 6, 2011
    Phillips' agile vocals sweep over these mostly ragtag arrangements and provide the emphasis and impact that each of these songs demand.
  3. Oct 6, 2011
    The pieces don't always fit, making Solid State her most uneven album in at least a decade. But every track offers the pleasure of Phillips's marvelous voice, which sounds like Scotch seeping through cracks in wood.
  4. Oct 6, 2011
    Ultimately, Solid State: Songs from the Long Play is a well-intended byproduct, horribly executed.

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