The Deep Field

  • Record Label: PIAS
  • Release Date: Apr 12, 2011
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  1. Mar 9, 2011
    80
    As much as The Deep Field concerns itself with Joan Wasser's considerable emotional needs, this is not a self-absorbed record. It's a big, open-hearted statement on the best way love in a world where "good living requires smiling at strangers."
  2. Q Magazine
    Mar 1, 2011
    80
    There is slick virtuosity to all the playing here but it is her warm, witty presence that shines through. [Feb 2011, p.118]
  3. Feb 25, 2011
    80
    As a whole, The Deep Field nails it. True, the songs are long, it is almost ceaselessly rich, and you're going to want to skip its first 30 seconds every time.
  4. Feb 25, 2011
    80
    Even if, as a whole, The Deep Field isn't quite as rewarding as Wasser's first two records, it's an altogether different, diverse and challenging experience. Thankfully, that voice remains intact: vulnerable but somehow powerful.
  5. Feb 25, 2011
    80
    Fans of Joan Wasser's previous releases Real Life and To Survive will find plenty to fall in love with on this third album.
  6. Feb 25, 2011
    80
    If The Deep Field is Joan As Police Woman's most texturally varied album, it may also be its best.
  7. 80
    It has everything the Adele album lacks: real emotional insight, couched in genuinely soulful arrangements bristling with imagination.
  8. Apr 11, 2011
    70
    The Deep Field finds her alone but not lonely, still searching for something and finding beauty and even happiness, if not answers.
  9. Feb 25, 2011
    70
    It's a solid and honourable return for a singer who has rarely disappointed.

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