MojoThis is a profoundly good record. [Nov 2001, p.102]
MagnetWelch and longtime partner David Rawlings weave a spellbinding mix of desperation and salvation across this album's 10 tracks. [#52, p.111]
Q MagazineIt's gloriously dark and downbeat stuff. [Nov 2001, p.130]
SpinUnlike her major-label LPs, this is a stringently stripped-down, dark-side-of-the-mountain album that's near impossible to cozy up with. [Oct 2001, p.131]
NatMAug 17, 2006This album floors me every time i hear it.
FedericoVMay 17, 2006What a beautiful tune, I love the harmonies and after watching the video with Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings by sheer luck one night on What a beautiful tune, I love the harmonies and after watching the video with Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings by sheer luck one night on rave, I just would not be able to forget the atmosphere and overall feel. One of these rare songs that capture a certain moment.… Expand
Jun 26, 2011Breathtaking. Not sure there's another word that appropriately captures the beauty here. Welch and Rawlings sprinkle sparsely compellingBreathtaking. Not sure there's another word that appropriately captures the beauty here. Welch and Rawlings sprinkle sparsely compelling instrumentation around simple yet lush melodies that communicate a depth of pain and feeling in specific (yet abstract) time and space that few artists ever approach and far fewer still ever reach.… Expand
BMKJun 28, 2006One of my top ten favourite albums of all time. Simply amazing.
lombilombiNov 17, 2004i like it
KateMMay 17, 2006If the guy in my office doesnt stop playing it I cant be held responsible. Im starting to love it as it feels familiar like family!
JackKOct 23, 2004Bollocks!
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