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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. 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 this album, but if you never listen to them you will love this too.
  2. 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 Martin was feeling when he wrote each of these finely crafted songs.
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83

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
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  1. Jan 23, 2013
    80
    This is such a beautiful and heart rendering album, Randy Newman would be proud of these songs, Martin Rossitor deserves a reappraisal of one of the best songwriters of his generation.
  2. Jan 7, 2013
    70
    It is pure artistic id, and after hearing it, it's possible to view Rossiter's entire body of work in a new light, gaining an appreciation for his grace, wit, and artistry.
  3. Dec 7, 2012
    80
    A moody yet romantic triumph, The Defenestration Of Saint Martin is far better than anyone could hope to expect from a long-dormant Britpop survivor.