• Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: May 21, 2002
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Her lilting angelic voice and ethereal alternating waves of electronic and acoustic musical accompaniment make Nova's contemporary folk-pop tunes perfect for TV-styled teen angst and lessons in love.
  2. 70
    What South demonstrates most effectively is that Nova, who had been awkwardly marketed as an edgy alt-rock chick, is now a performer perfectly poised for adulthood, and the mature listening audience that comes with it.
  3. Nova and her producers do not rely on atmosphere alone. Instead they nail songs with unshakable melodies, choruses, bridges and harmonics; the technique, as on the great soul records, uses structural certainty to access emotional mysteries.
  4. Heather Nova has ventured out on South, delving into the pop side for her own inventions. Fans who aren't accepting of such a move might be critical; new listeners might find South her easiest album.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. MattM
    Jul 7, 2002
    8
    This is a gem of a CD. Crafy pop tunes with strong melodies abound, and Nova's voice is distinct and calming.
  2. MarinaG
    Jun 15, 2002
    9
    Heather Nova has overcome her demons and reached musical nirvana with 'South." Although her fans might prefer her older creations, her Heather Nova has overcome her demons and reached musical nirvana with 'South." Although her fans might prefer her older creations, her music is still a delight to listen to. Especially in this age of bubblegum pop. Check it out! Full Review »