Songs In Red And Gray

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9

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  1. JaniceC.
    Oct 9, 2001
    10
    Awesome CD!! Best one yet since her 5 yr break!! got to have it!
  2. PhilipF
    Mar 16, 2003
    10
    Saw her live in concert, and met her. She is amazing. It is too bad that people tire of good artists like her, Cyndi Lauper and Joan Osborne. American Radio is soooo fickle! I'm tired of hearing scantily clad women with no talent (or talent, but crappy materiel.) Would love to hear some talented seasoned songwriters like Suzanne getting some air time! This album is melodic, thought Saw her live in concert, and met her. She is amazing. It is too bad that people tire of good artists like her, Cyndi Lauper and Joan Osborne. American Radio is soooo fickle! I'm tired of hearing scantily clad women with no talent (or talent, but crappy materiel.) Would love to hear some talented seasoned songwriters like Suzanne getting some air time! This album is melodic, thought provoking and beautiful! Expand
  3. SteveG.
    Nov 23, 2001
    10
    Fantastic.
  4. JohnV.
    Dec 2, 2001
    10
    This is a very good one... probably her best...
  5. MaggieMay
    Jun 14, 2002
    9
    Poetic, haunting... everything that we love about Vega. Only complaint: keyboard music in "Machine Ballerina" doesn't seem to fit the rest of the album, which is full of perfect counter-melodies on mandolin and piano.
  6. Oct 3, 2014
    7
    Another quality collection from the folk songstress. Like the vast majority of her output, "Songs in Red and Gray" is consistent and maintains a high level of songwriting throughout. Vega's complex lyrics on everyday observations complement her simple guitar melodies perfectly. The days of the chart hits may be gone for Vega but there are no poor tracks present here and it is a rare recordAnother quality collection from the folk songstress. Like the vast majority of her output, "Songs in Red and Gray" is consistent and maintains a high level of songwriting throughout. Vega's complex lyrics on everyday observations complement her simple guitar melodies perfectly. The days of the chart hits may be gone for Vega but there are no poor tracks present here and it is a rare record where you can say this. "Priscilla" and "St Clare" stand out for me. Expand

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. A polished, classy album whose retrained elegance and melancholy resonance more than compensate for its lack of rhythmic and instrumental restlessness.
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Infinite sadness, hypnotic beauty. [28 Sep 2001, p.74]
  3. A simple, often stark record reminiscent of her eponymous 1985 debut.