• Record Label: Nettwerk
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2014
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Oct 14, 2014
    90
    With minimalist lyrics, easy-going beats and subdued horns, Ford's songwriting and voice shine through, tempting to you to press the repeat button.
  2. Mojo
    Nov 19, 2014
    80
    Frazey Ford undeniably models here new album on those delicate masterpieces [Ann Peebles' I Can't Stand The Rain and Al Green Is Love], but it really works. [Dec 2014, p.90]
  3. Magnet
    Nov 12, 2014
    80
    This record feels pretty special. [No. 115, p.55]
  4. Oct 28, 2014
    80
    The result is a minor country-soul gem, full of lovely and deeply atmospheric instrumentation gilding Ford’s alluring vocals.
  5. Oct 14, 2014
    80
    She sounds like a woman liberated, employing the services of Al Green's band, the Hi Rhythm Section, and cheerfully ratcheting up the soul textures hinted at on her 2010 debut, Obadiah. [Nov 2014, p.75]
  6. Oct 14, 2014
    80
    Indian Ocean is sad, sweet, and warm as an August afternoon, and while its charms may feel old-fashioned and better suited to vinyl, the hardships it details are undeniably contemporary, and their conclusions oddly comforting.
  7. Dec 8, 2014
    70
    Indian Ocean ultimately proves itself to be an exceptional slow-burner that eases its way into the ears, rewarding the patience of those who like their soul to have just that.
  8. Oct 14, 2014
    60
    An enjoyable and soulful album, the highlight of which is the title track Indian Ocean.

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