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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the New Zealand singer-songwriter is a covers album with two original songs and was produced with her husband, Kody Nielson.
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  • Record Label: Wild Combinations
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Feb 14, 2017
    70
    She's created a cool, sensual sound for Close Your Eyes, spinning off of her signature subdued adult alternative pop but adding in significant elements of electronica, particularly an echo of trip-hop past.
  2. Feb 14, 2017
    60
    Close Your Eyes is an utterly listenable pop playlist from one of New Zealand’s national treasures.
  3. Uncut
    Feb 14, 2017
    50
    Plodding covers of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" and "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" are gratuitously dull and, somewhat revealingly, the most rewarding tracks are probably Runga's two original compositions, seemingly appended as an after-thought. [Feb 2017, p.27]
  4. Mojo
    Feb 14, 2017
    40
    It's hard to fathom what such a talented songwriter needs to indulge her inner karaoke quite so far. [Mar 2017, p.97]
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