The Beauty Of The Rain

Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. It's probably a bolder, more daring record than it will ever be given credit for, as it's rare that an artist recognizes that she does some things very well, and then does them.
  2. The Beauty of the Rain is Dar Williams' first recording that truly expands upon the sound of the album before it.
  3. Blender
    70
    As lively as contemporary folk gets. [#14, p.144]
  4. Williams remains both ambitious and pleasingly plain-spoken.
  5. While Dar Williams's artistic trademarks--lyrical introspection, melodic warmth, an occasional tendency toward breathy vocal preciousness--remain much in evidence on this collection, the expanded musical support adds more rhythmic propulsion and layers of harmonies to the mix.

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