The Foundling

Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Uncut
    100
    Not since Lennon howled "Mother" have there been songs as naked and fraught as "Mama Here, Mama Gone" and "March 11 1962." [Jun 2010, p.88]
  2. There is no album in her catalog like The Foundling; it's a terrible beauty whose jewels gleam darkly, endlessly. Its songs hold truth for anyone who has either shared this experience or merely has the willingness to ask difficult questions with an open heart.
  3. Mojo
    80
    Whatever you're doing, I guarantee you'll stop and listen to every word. [Jun 2010, p.102]
  4. The Foundling isn't a lot of fun, but it tells a very sad story with bleak eloquence.
  5. Mary Gauthier is a natural-born yarn-spinner, and her latest album--an autobiographical account of childhood abandonment and failed reconciliation--is quintessential Gauthier: tender and pained, yet ultimately harmonious.

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