Tiger Suit

  • Record Label: Virgin
  • Release Date: Oct 5, 2010
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 60
    Thanks to KT Tunstall's compelling whiskey-and-cigarettes voice, everything she tackles demands to be heard -- though not everything here absolutely needs to be.
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    As ever, she's at her best when her guard is down. [Oct. 2010, p. 113]
  3. On her third album, Tiger Suit, she leavens sleek pop songs with her warm-whiskey rasp, clawing against the digitized guitar in Difficulty and rocketing up the center of the galloping, tribal Uummannaq Song.
  4. Tiger Suit wears a different skin than her previous recordings, and the highs and lows are obvious.
  5. Tiger Suit fails because it doesn't refine or advance Tunstall's songwriting in any way when compared to her previous efforts.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Gus
    Oct 5, 2010
    10
    This is definitely her best album yet. I really don't believe that critics at all in this case. They're doing way too much comparing. JustThis is definitely her best album yet. I really don't believe that critics at all in this case. They're doing way too much comparing. Just because she had two hit singles (Suddenly I See and Black Horse and the Cherry Tree), it doesn't mean she has to live up to that or meet those musical expectations. In fact, every other song on her first album is totally different from Suddenly I See and Black Horse. Every song on "Tiger Suit" is beautifully crafted. Even if you don't like a particular song, you still have to appreciate it for its musical layering. Also, METACRITIC, I've seen a LOT more reviews of this album and they're not on here. Just saying. Full Review »
  2. Jan 14, 2011
    8
    Perhaps not as catchy as her previous work, but Tiger Suit offers a blend of acoustic and pop fused together. It takes more time to get in butPerhaps not as catchy as her previous work, but Tiger Suit offers a blend of acoustic and pop fused together. It takes more time to get in but in general it's a nice album packed with strong songs. Some tunes offers a cold and mysterious feeling (uumanaaq song // like a weirdo) while other are meant for happy moments (fade like a shadow // Glamour Puss) Full Review »
  3. Oct 20, 2010
    9
    My favorite album of the year. The more I listen to each song, the more I fully appreciate the album. This is one of those albums you can'tMy favorite album of the year. The more I listen to each song, the more I fully appreciate the album. This is one of those albums you can't help but clap and sing along with. The shake shimmy hustle and bustle of this album is nothing short of infectious. Is she doing anything ground-breaking here? Not really. But that doesn't take away from the strength of this album. Full Review »