Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    An excellent refresher course on Yoko Ono's endlessly underappreciated musical career. [9 Feb 2007, p.74]
  2. Under The Radar
    80
    A surprisingly well-tracked and well-produced compilation. [#16, p.94]
  3. Mojo
    80
    What Yes, I'm A Witch proves, above all else, is that the world is at last catching up with Ono. [Mar 2007, p.92]
  4. Urb
    80
    None of the pairings are out of place. [Mar 2007, p.99]
  5. Yes, I'm a Witch makes a startlingly effective case for Ono's songwriting skills.
  6. Paste Magazine
    80
    The highlights are very high indeed, demonstrating just how wrong received wisdom in pop music can be. [Mar 2007, p.64]
  7. The only disappointment is it's all probably way too leftfield for generic consumption, meaning most people won't actually get to hear it.
  8. Uncut
    80
    Another sly masterstroke by the canniest widow in rock. [May 2007, p.103]
  9. And that's the odd thing about this collection: If it provides people with a bridge into appreciating Ono's work, it won't be by making it more accessible.
  10. 70
    If the students sound like masters, then Yoko’s generous legacy is secure.
  11. Rolling Stone
    70
    Her long-underrated talent for simple, direct melodies makes it easy for these disciples to rescore Ono's songwriting in their own lingo. [22 Feb 2007, p.74]
  12. In the end, Yes, I’m a Witch weaves a stronger spell than the typical tribute album that attempts to bring today’s generation into the Know.
  13. A good number of the cuts here take up the thread she's been working lately, adding factory-floor dance beats to old vocal tracks.
  14. Yes, I'm a Witch may be less than the sum of its parts, but [some] notable tracks... make it worthwhile.
  15. Filter
    62
    This witchcraft is far better in theory than it ever will be in practice. [#24, p.96]
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. MattW
    Apr 14, 2007
    0
    by comparison, the exhumation of wind from my buttocks is more pleasant that this album
  2. BrannonM
    Apr 6, 2007
    0
    She broke up the Beatles. She's a slut.
  3. JodieL
    Apr 5, 2007
    9
    This album is an early contender for album of the year, all of the songs here are crackers, most especially tracks with DJ Spooky, The This album is an early contender for album of the year, all of the songs here are crackers, most especially tracks with DJ Spooky, The Flaming Lips and The Sleepy Jackson. Ono well done on this great compilation. For those that don't understand this album, you DON'T understand music, Yoko was 20 years in front of the pack. Good call Jesse her Plastic Ono Band version and Fly are awesome, no grrll power rock without her. Full Review »