The Forgotten Arm

  • Record Label: Superego
  • Release Date: May 3, 2005
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Blender
    40
    If she doesn't follow commercial formulas, she's following creative ones, and selling herself short in the process. [Jun 2005, p.111]
  2. Mojo
    60
    An unfussy affair. [Jun 2005, p.108]
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    Sketched out over a dozen songs, the idea doesn't quite hang together. [May 2005, p.114]
  4. Rolling Stone
    60
    This time around her songs are more pleasurable for seeming less deeply felt. [5 May 2005, p.72]
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. TimH
    Jan 8, 2006
    8
    This album is still growing on me. Very very nice effort by Aimmee. Congrats
  2. SamD
    Nov 28, 2005
    7
    On this site, i continue to hear the same thing; Lost in Space was dull. One, people who say that didn't listen to the lyrics On this site, i continue to hear the same thing; Lost in Space was dull. One, people who say that didn't listen to the lyrics whatsoever; It's Not, Today's the Day, and Real Bad News are some of the best, and most tragically beautiful, lyrics i have ever heard. So when I popped The Forgotten Arm, I was shocked to hear that some of the songs slipped a bit in the lyrical department. They were all still beautiful, but it seemed that Aimee wasn't behind all of them 100%. Goodbye Caroline and Beautiful captured my heart from the first go 'round, but the others will take a few more test drives before they become memorable. Full Review »
  3. AustinA
    Nov 17, 2005
    9
    In this story of agonizing love, Aimee Mann seems to lose focus on some songs yet the great ones make the album timeless.