Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. Feb 7, 2012
    One of the more riveting and idiosyncratic tribute albums of the past ten years.
  2. Mojo
    Jan 31, 2012
    This is a powerful performance of empathy and passion. [Feb 2012, p.99]
  3. Q Magazine
    Jan 10, 2012
    Rather than merely bashing out folk takes on [the songs of Wyatt and Antony], they've remodeled them, retained the sense of gravitas and added a fan's love. Gorgeous. [Feb. 2012 p. 111]
  4. Dec 5, 2011
    In other words, it's a perfect match.
  5. Dec 5, 2011
    Some bands are stronger on record, while others go up a level when performing live. The Unthanks are equally compelling in both settings.
  6. Dec 5, 2011
    The second Unthanks album of the year is a thoughtful, delicate and bravely original tribute to two fine contemporary songwriters.
  7. 80
    A triumphant excursion.
  8. Mar 6, 2012
    On this wonderful live album, the acclaimed British group led by Rachel and Becky Unthanks interprets ... with spare grit and a silvery deceptive spine running through the sisters' Earth-angel voices.
  9. Feb 21, 2012
    Taken at face value, they can come close to propaganda, but this improves their expressive value.
  10. 70
    This kind of tribute doesn't come about often enough, and they've nailed it, letting the lyricism and emotionality ring out.
  11. A feast of vulnerable balladry with a political heart and, audibly, much surrounding air.
  12. Uncut
    Jan 9, 2012
    It's well-crafted, but clunky. [Feb 2012, p.105]
  13. 60
    The covers of their favourite maverick songwriters more than matches for the originals.

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