Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. There’s no way he sounds 19.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. DanJ
    May 11, 2005
    9
    This isn't a CD you will like on your first listen, give it a week though and it grows on you in a big way. Best album of 2005 thus far.
  2. Apr 11, 2013
    9
    Some of those songs say relatively deep things about the human lot. I don't remember much of it, but some lyrics like the "we can be stronger than industry/as long as we realise/that there are things we don't need" etcettera. It's subversive songwriting in a way. Something rare these days. It's so accessible and yet describes a world you will only recognize if you've seen some rather unaccessible parts of life. Full Review »
  3. LukeM
    May 11, 2007
    10
    Out of all the singer-songwriters to appear this year, he towers above the rest. The album is so raw that you feel like he's in your room playing just to you. Despite his tender years, he sings with wisdom of a man whose seen it all. Full Review »