• Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2003
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16

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  1. MichaelD
    Oct 16, 2003
    10
    As good as anything she's ever done - can't stop playing it.
  2. DanielG
    Sep 30, 2003
    10
    Just great!
  3. marti
    Oct 31, 2003
    10
    Wonderful!!!
  4. MikeA
    May 6, 2005
    6
    Falls way short of the great Wrecking Ball...
  5. JimP
    Oct 19, 2003
    10
    Even though I hardly think her "profound" lyrics will ever become popular mainstays of future recording artists, I am still mesmerizefd by EMMYLOU's voice and the general sonics of this ever-more delightful cd!
  6. LauraHD
    Oct 27, 2003
    10
    This album is very good, heartrending in fact. I wonder if she was thinking of anyone in particular when she wrote many of these lyrics. I would love to know.
  7. petari
    Oct 30, 2003
    9
    awesome, just love it!
  8. KevinM
    Sep 25, 2003
    9
    As always, Emmylou hits a homerun. Not as good as her last album, but better than anything else out there.
  9. douglasm
    Sep 26, 2003
    9
    Emmylou scores another triumph!!!
  10. RogerP
    Sep 27, 2003
    10
    Can't stop playing it.
  11. MikeD
    Feb 16, 2004
    10
    Deeply tragic and haunting, but irresistable. Her voice has never been better.
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Subtle exercises in pushing genre boundaries, these (mostly self-penned) songs deal in profundity without resort to cliche, and they deserve better than to have the life polished out of them.
  2. 90
    Those who want their Emmylou full of sweet, sad longing will play a quarter of this album to death.... Elsewhere, there's righteous anger and an assertiveness and sexuality to the love songs. [Nov 2003, p.128]
  3. Even breezy pop songs like "Jupiter Rising" and timeless standards like "Plaisir D'Amour" gain profundity from Harris and [producer Malcolm] Burn's genteel approach.