Start Breaking My Heart


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. Mixer
    The textured ambience is a simple, sumptuous recipe that is not wholly unprecedented, but certainly welcome. [Dec 2002, p.80]
  5. Alternative Press
    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.

Awards & Rankings

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MJ
    Feb 13, 2005
    I love music, i like music every time when I sleep everywhere. Your are the best!!! Shagker Bro!!!!!!
  2. kandersen
    Jan 22, 2004
    First song fantastic! (10/10); rest of the album (3/10) forgettable. Like a single with filler--and the length of CD (39 minutes) attests to this.
  3. Eric
    Feb 25, 2003
    amazing. this album is absolutely perfect.