Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
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  1. Here we have an artist who's been making music for nearly 25 years and this album sounds fresh and new. This album is, by far, the best record I've heard this year.
  2. There is real emotion and beauty to be found in her yearning. [#7]
  3. Zedek somehow twists her troubled characters and haunting tunes into things of beauty.
  4. One of her most assured and intimate records to date.
  5. A defining album that should lift her out of the 'sounds like' territory. [#248, p.65]
  6. Her voice has matured to a fine saw-toothed rasp, and carries with it the echoes of every hard minute through which she's lived.
  7. What makes Trust Not Those In Whom Without Some Touch Of Madness a career highlight for Zedek is how she avoids misery while continuing to confront emotional storminess.
  8. Like Richard Buckner, Zedek holds the amazing capacity to make the saddest stuff compelling, even heartening.
  9. The cumulative effect of Trust Not is a wearying one.
  10. Zedek is still shrouded in her aesthetic darkness, is still hungry, still driven; her music is still driven by the same ghosts that've haunted her throughout her career.
  11. This is powerful stuff, unrelenting and dark.
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  1. StevenT
    Nov 26, 2004
    10
    Thalia Zedek is one of the most overlooked and underappreciated musical geniuses of the rock era. Her latest work brings her career full circle, evoking the best songs of her past collaborations with Uzi and Live Skull. Full Review »