Year Of Meteors - Laura Veirs
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  • Summary: This is the fifth album for the Seattle-based singer-songwriter.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    With soft electronic rhythms and tape loops bubbling under, her impassive voice lays out rich lyrics as melodies build and explode around standout tracks like "Galaxies" and "Parisian Dreams."
  2. A rare combo: thoughtful and hummable. [9 Sep 2005, p.145]
  3. It can suggest Suzanne Vega's studio work, Neil Young's Crazy Horse or the latter-day Wilco. [22 Aug 2005]
  4. 80
    Year Of Meteors is no flat-out masterpiece.... Still, Veirs is clearly moving in the right direction. [Sep 2005, p.102]
  5. Where this release stands out is in overall sound and songwriting.
  6. A folk-schooled reverie with a dark undercurrent.
  7. Sometimes this more expansive, substantial sound works to very good effect.... Where it doesn't is when it messes with two of Veirs' greatest assets: her haunted lyrics and haunting, Cat-Power-trapped-in-a-deep-well voice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 2 out of 12