Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 100
    It's achingly beautiful without relying on maudlin sentimentality to win the listener over. Genius.
  2. A subtle, great album that moves along with a pastoral feel but never feels boring.
  3. Where others in this vein opt for a hazy, nebulous cloud of half-remembered dreams, Manitoba's music is direct and unassuming while still remaining evocative.
  4. 80
    The textured ambience is a simple, sumptuous recipe that is not wholly unprecedented, but certainly welcome. [Dec 2002, p.80]
  5. Wholly ambitious and mostly successful. [Feb 2003, p.72]
  6. Both technical enough for scholastic jazz ears and organic enough for acoustic traditionalists.
  7. Although its influences are strong and well synthesized, and the results are listenable, it falls short of being anything other than used bin fodder.

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