World Without Tears

Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Musically, it's as superb as anything she's ever done.... But underneath the sublime sounds, something crucial is missing.
  2. She remains utterly, excessively self-involved.
  3. Beyond the musical unevenness of an album whose finer qualities interleave those mounting miscalculations, a rising suspicion that misery is of more comfort to her than happiness makes the tenor of Williams' songs increasingly hard to bear.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Oct 28, 2010
    6
    Agreed this record starts out at a comfortable pace and canter. Some how the cadence is thrown off and he road gets treacherous. One of herAgreed this record starts out at a comfortable pace and canter. Some how the cadence is thrown off and he road gets treacherous. One of her best efforts, yet lacks consistency from beginning to end. She needs to dance with the fella that brought her and not tease us with a dance or two with her best friend's little brother. Full Review »
  2. Russ
    Aug 14, 2007
    9
    The beginning of the album is strong as i've ever heard. The first 6 songs just flow, but then, Atonement starts and just jars me. Gotta The beginning of the album is strong as i've ever heard. The first 6 songs just flow, but then, Atonement starts and just jars me. Gotta skip it every time. The rest of the album is rather uneven with both highs and lows. Still worth owning for the majority of the standout tracks. Just skip the ones you might not like. Full Review »
  3. BrianK
    Feb 14, 2007
    10
    her best? it's a toss up between Car Wheels on a Gravel Road and this album. She is truly an amazing performer and songwriter.