Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Uncut
    Mar 28, 2012
    80
    Even more affecting are those tracks where he keeps things simple. [Apr 2012, p.83]
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    80
    Where the debut felt, at times, unnervingly exposed, Iron Gates has a sense of center, balance and calm.
  3. Mar 27, 2012
    80
    The Gates Of Throop And Newport is an emotional work, but it is a collection of songs rich in classy Americana and in affecting melodies. A very impressive second album.
  4. Apr 12, 2012
    77
    The music of The Iron Gates at Throop and Newport is about as universal as this stuff gets.
  5. Mar 27, 2012
    70
    It's less bedroom, more band-centered than his previous work, but the music still feels uncomplicated.
  6. Mar 27, 2012
    70
    Luke Roberts lets his folk refrains reveal their simple, moving adornments at their own pace.
  7. Mar 27, 2012
    50
    You feel there's meaning to be sought for by the listener in Roberts' songs, but they simply aren't inviting enough that you'll want to open up the gates and step inside.

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