Where You Live

  • Record Label: Elektra
  • Release Date: Sep 13, 2005
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Where You Live is yet another elegant and easy album from Chapman, just the kind her fan base has come to expect.
  2. Chapman is an eloquent lyricist with a strong social conscience, but she's also a superb songwriter and musician and Where You Live contains several instances of low key beauty.
  3. Uncut
    80
    If you're a fan, Where You Live is classic Chapman. [Oct 2005, p.94]
  4. Billboard
    70
    The album distinguishes itself from Chapman's previous releases with its stellar studio band and its refusal to submit to pop production. [17 Sep 2005]
  5. She's still on fine, if depressing form.
  6. Blender
    70
    The arrangements are lean but wonderfully evocative... while Chapman's lyrics remain memorable and affecting. [Oct 2005, p.136]
  7. Mojo
    70
    Given her almost unremittingly bleak subject matter, it helps enormously that she's blessed with a unique voice. [Oct 2005, p.108]
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. RobB
    Feb 5, 2007
    7
    Nice music, good lyrics, but not an absolute MUST hear...
  2. boitumeloa
    Aug 24, 2006
    8
    this is very moving
  3. KenN
    Feb 7, 2006
    10
    This is awesome !! She is a great poet and 'America' clearly portrays the situation in America during the hurricanes (Katrina and This is awesome !! She is a great poet and 'America' clearly portrays the situation in America during the hurricanes (Katrina and New Orleans). This lady is a legend, she is my heroine. Full Review »