The Sister - Marissa Nadler
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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 2 out of 21

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  1. Aug 26, 2012
    6
    The problem here isn\'t the beauty and dreamy aura created by Nadler, it is that the listener isn\'t brought in emotionally. I found myself hypnotized by the swirling acoustic guitar, but the lyrics drifted above my attention. I was faintly aware of Nadlers words, but they were always hers and never a connection to me. A great album to set a mood, a great record for being lost in musicThe problem here isn\'t the beauty and dreamy aura created by Nadler, it is that the listener isn\'t brought in emotionally. I found myself hypnotized by the swirling acoustic guitar, but the lyrics drifted above my attention. I was faintly aware of Nadlers words, but they were always hers and never a connection to me. A great album to set a mood, a great record for being lost in music soundscapes, but not many are going to walk away from here knowing its content. Expand
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71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jul 25, 2012
    60
    The decision to rein in the forward-thinking, more ambitious, and colorful musical and textural steps she made on her last recording makes this rather monochromatic affair feel somewhat longer than its scant 33 minutes.
  2. The surrounding material is all solid, if not to be ranked as some of her best stuff.
  3. Jun 15, 2012
    74
    The Sister is another fine record in Nadler's growing catalogue, yet one tied more to the well-trodden tropes (lyrically, stylistically) she's built her name on than we've grown accustomed.