Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Ledges is the kind of record that sounds great from the very first listen, but over time, as Gundersen’s words begin to cut deeper and take root, it transcends the mere prettiness that is so often the bread and butter of singer/songwriter records.
  2. Mojo
    Mar 12, 2014
    80
    The solid, memorable songs are at the sweet end of the bittersweet spectrum. [Mar 2014, p.91]
  3. Mar 12, 2014
    80
    Ledges may be a quiet album but it resonates with strong emotions in its own low-key way.
  4. 70
    Ledges may not match the intensity of his stage performances, but the album does portray Gundersen as an exacting songwriter who never lets self-reckoning curdle into self-regard and as an imaginative producer with a careful hand.
  5. Mar 24, 2014
    70
    It’s a record with much broader appeal than its genre tags, and Gundersen comes across as an old veteran throughout.
  6. Magnet
    Mar 13, 2014
    70
    Ledges seems effortless in its creation. [No. 106, p.55]
  7. Uncut
    Mar 12, 2014
    70
    There are many fine moments here. [Apr 2014, p.76]
  8. Mar 12, 2014
    70
    The songs sound sad but each carries hope somehow, although a little jump and joy here and there might have given this set a little more spark. Life is lived in the sunshine, too.
  9. Mar 12, 2014
    50
    Ledges waivers with harrowing lyrics, but worn arrangements.

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