Sugaring Season - Beth Orton
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  1. Dec 19, 2012
    I tend to review only albums that reward repeat listening. This one qualifies. I gave 7 cuts a 4-star rating, and some of these could grow to a 5-star with more listens. (A 3-star and below rating is a track that is easily forgettable) The mellow tracks are so tasty -- I try to make time to repeat them. All the stand outs are: Dawn Chorus, Call Me The Breeze, See Through The Blue, Magpie, Last Leaves of Autumn, State of Grace. Perfect morning music, or when you want to chill out sitting along the water's edge soaking up the autumn sun.... Expand
  2. Dec 16, 2012
    If Beth Orton flirted with Electronica and Alternative-Folk on her previous albums, she now left out the Electronica sound and centered her on a Folk atmosphere. It sounds cliché to say an artist has a much mature sound but it's true, she does have a mature sounding on "Sugaring Season" album. It feels like like listening to 2012 English sounding Joni Mitchell. Her melodies are beautiful and catchy without being sugary. This album simply got in my top 5 2012 album of the year and is by far, my favorite Beth Orton album. If you like Folk music...just a got to listen to this! Collapse

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Nov 21, 2012
    A great comeback from an artist who's been away for far too long.
  2. Nov 21, 2012
    The constant shifts in tone and temperament ultimately affirm Orton's unpredictable instincts, and give Sugaring Season a sweeter appeal.
  3. Oct 26, 2012
    Orton remains a luminous presence among often monotone peers. [Dec 2012, p.75]