User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. marksli
    Apr 23, 2003
    10
    Just Incredible....
  2. OrlaM
    Mar 25, 2003
    9
    Absolutley fantastic! I first heard about Jesse at a Ryan Adams Gig in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin last November and was more that impressed with his lyrics & singing. We are big fans now, more recently saw Jesse in the "Village", Dublin in March! He was amazing playing acoustic last November, but even more so with his band! Congratulations on a great CD, roll on the next concert! Thanks Absolutley fantastic! I first heard about Jesse at a Ryan Adams Gig in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin last November and was more that impressed with his lyrics & singing. We are big fans now, more recently saw Jesse in the "Village", Dublin in March! He was amazing playing acoustic last November, but even more so with his band! Congratulations on a great CD, roll on the next concert! Thanks for the music, Orla. xx ( I reserved the 10/10 vote for Ryan Adams, but Jesse is a close 9!) Collapse
  3. DanielG
    Mar 14, 2003
    8
    Great CD!!! Definitely worth getting. Will have you humming along to a rainy day...
  4. ReggieE
    Mar 12, 2003
    9
    I know, I know the voice ain't too pretty but neither is life. The songs grow on you though and Ryan Adams' production is top-notched. This will be THE sleeper album of the year.
  5. MikeyB
    Mar 11, 2003
    10
    Wow...I stumbled across this album at my local record store and was blown away. If you're a big fan of the singer/songwriter, this album is essential.
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. The voice asserts itself as the record sinks in, however, and not only does each song stand out, but the production variegates a sonic grandeur grounded in the rock verities.
  2. As you're listening, the songs begin to sound more and more like play-acting, as if Malin's trying to sound like his heroes more than he's trying to create anything that's all his own.
  3. 80
    Malin and Adams have managed to create a record whose fearless classicism is all part of the point. [Dec 2002, p.114]