The Body Wins - Sarah Jaffe
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jul 5, 2012
    89
    Through producer John Congleton's flourishes you can still imagine Jaffe strumming the songs on an acoustic guitar, each heartbreaking love song written for the same audience who embraced the subtle desperation of Suburban Nature.
  2. May 22, 2012
    81
    [An album] for those expecting (and experiencing) heartbreak at every turn.
  3. Jul 11, 2012
    70
    The fact that Jaffe seems to be experimenting with musical possibilities is both the strength and weakness of the disc. It keeps the listener from getting bored. However, it also keeps Jaffe from probing very deep into any particular territory.
  4. May 25, 2012
    70
    There's no unmixed sweetness on this album, only partly healed scars.
  5. May 22, 2012
    70
    A skilled lyricist and a great, emotive voice. [No.86, p.55]
  6. Jul 9, 2012
    60
    [The songs] shows, ultimately, the heights to which Jaffe can rise with time. [Jun 2012, p.158]
  7. 60
    The Body Wins stands as something of a transitional work for Jaffe, but it's an impressive album for wherever her musical journey takes her.
  8. 60
    Emotion is the string connecting the album's 13 songs, which don't quite feel cohesive but never fail to surprise.
  9. May 22, 2012
    60
    Ultimately, The Body Wins serves up an unusual brew, one that spans the expanse between a perky bounce ("Mannequin Woman") and haunting circumstance ("Hooray for Love"). Both eerie and intriguing.
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  1. Jun 17, 2012
    10
    I think it's safe to say that this album is not anything near what she accomplished on her debut, "Suburban Nature". While it's not the same, that's not to say it isn't equally good. She's definitely grown and matured and her music shows that. Full Review »