The Body Wins - Sarah Jaffe
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  • Summary: The second album from the Texas-based singer-songwriter was produced by John Congleton.
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. May 22, 2012
    70
    A skilled lyricist and a great, emotive voice. [No.86, p.55]
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Jul 9, 2012
    60
    [The songs] shows, ultimately, the heights to which Jaffe can rise with time. [Jun 2012, p.158]

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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. Expand