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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the sister duo of Bianca and Sierra Casady was produced with Valgeir Sigurðsson.
  • Record Label: City Slang
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Indie Electronic, Dream Pop, Post-Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. May 23, 2013
    80
    It is a bewitching, beautiful album, with no two songs alike.
  2. May 28, 2013
    80
    Tales of a GrassWidow may not be as overtly challenging as Grey Oceans, but it offers some of CocoRosie's most focused, accomplished songs yet.
  3. Jun 6, 2013
    80
    Tales of a GrassWidow is a more coherent album than the clunkily political Shaking the Habitual, the critically acclaimed new release from the Knife.
  4. May 23, 2013
    70
    Aside from the odd burst of medieval flute, their fifth album is unlikely to scare the horses, striking a neat balance of darkly powerful and whimsical. [Jun 2013, p.70]
  5. May 29, 2013
    67
    It's all remarkably pleasant for a CocoRosie album--you leave it not with the feeling of having weathered an intriguing, baffling ordeal, but of having listened to something recognizable as an album.
  6. May 28, 2013
    60
    Too much of the material on their fifth album is content to merely sit in the background, not something from which they usually suffer.
  7. 33
    The eleven tracks on the album, while almost uniformly unpleasant, all share an underlying moroseness sewn together by Bianca Casady’s unnerving vocals.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 30, 2013
    9
    This new album shows how much CocoRosie have grown in this 10 years. It might not be a clear thing for most of the people, but it has a magical flow to it, and it shows the musical evolution that they made in the past years. It contains, for sure, some of the most magical moments that they ever gave us! Expand
  2. Jul 12, 2013
    8
    8 for the great album, but ONE STAR for the stupid 18-minute "hidden track" at the end. The track itself is fine, but I don't want to sit there for 15 minutes of silence waiting for it. Really remarkably dumb. Collapse