Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 26, 2012
    90
    Despite the spare instrumentation, there's no sense of repetition or lack of variety, and these emotive, excellent songs stay with you. A late contender for album of the year.
  2. Nov 26, 2012
    90
    A very welcome return.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 3, 2013
    10
    The Defenestration Of Saint Martin is the best album of 2012 in my opinion. Deeply personal music that forces you to feel exactly what MartinThe Defenestration Of Saint Martin is the best album of 2012 in my opinion. Deeply personal music that forces you to feel exactly what Martin was feeling when he wrote each of these finely crafted songs. Full Review »
  2. Dec 25, 2012
    10
    Beautiful collection of sparse songs sung with beautiful heartfelt voice. Album of the Year for me. If you love Gene you will surely love thisBeautiful collection of sparse songs sung with beautiful heartfelt voice. Album of the Year for me. If you love Gene you will surely love this album, but if you never listen to them you will love this too. Full Review »