Violet Cries - Esben and the Witch
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. Feb 26, 2011
    4
    "Violent Cries" just may be the music for an exclusive club of miseries immersed in a belief that Esben & The Witch gravitate beyond the normal artistic boundaries. For everyone else it's just three tiresome musicians desperately trying to be taken seriously by presenting an impenetrably dull, brooding and lifeless experience. http://hackskeptic.com
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64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Apr 12, 2011
    80
    Brighton trio take a walk on the dark side. [Feb. 2011, p. 104]
  2. Mar 28, 2011
    60
    Violet Cries is the kind of album that will find a niche audience who will it defend fiercely. Broader appeal is unlikely for songs that seem so blurred around the edges and on the point of evaporating.
  3. Mar 23, 2011
    60
    Violet Cries is an intriguing collection from a young band that already seems poised to build away from its influences. [Feb. 2011, p. 71]