The Hangman Tree - Laura J. Martin
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 30, 2012
    80
    Her debut LP is a Story Book Forest of weird instruments and enticing sounds. [Feb 2012, p. 108]
  2. Jan 27, 2012
    80
    Laura J. Martin's debut album is an extraordinary and eclectic mix of flute, loops, mandolin and xylophone. [Feb 2012, p.92]
  3. With its flutes, xylophones, mandolins, a truly incongruous mention of Superman III and, not least, Martin's own lilting delivery, it also has a fair quantity of charm.
  4. Feb 2, 2012
    60
    While The Hangman Tree's left-field approach won't be for everyone, it's hard not to admire its ambition and refreshing sunny disposition.
  5. Jan 27, 2012
    60
    The Hangman Tree is certainly a decent sapling with plenty to like, but the love or loathe vocals mingle with the predominantly wonky atmosphere to prevent this from being a mighty oak.
  6. Jan 27, 2012
    50
    The album just about manages to avoid the trappings of both quirky and medieval, which is no mean feat for a flute based album.

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