Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Sep 26, 2022
    Maya Hawke plays with vulnerability and honesty throughout ‘MOSS’, creating a compelling, delicate and melancholic listen.
  2. Sep 23, 2022
    With soulful vocals, delicate stories and vulnerable lyrics, Moss makes for a delightful listen.
  3. 80
    Maya Hawke might not be preparing to go back to school, as the character at the heart of this record would be but, if she were, ‘Moss’ would guarantee her top grades.
  4. Sep 22, 2022
    Striking, passionate, devastating, and, ultimately, revitalizing, MOSS is a breath of fresh air, a stirring vision of young adulthood in blue.
  5. Sep 23, 2022
    As thematically complex as Moss can be, vulnerability sometimes gets lost. ... But even in the album’s less compelling moments, Hawke retains a delicate charm. She feels believable.
  6. 70
    Yes, the album could do with some variation in its sound and a few more wildcard tracks to switch things up a bit, but overall, MOSS is a gorgeous outing for Maya Hawke.
  7. Sep 22, 2022
    If overlong, MOSS is lovely on average and improves over the debut by committing to a design that suits Hawke's vocal qualities.
  8. Uncut
    Sep 22, 2022
    There are strong moments, from the sweet, mixtape-ready “Backup Plan” to “Sweet Tooth”, which brings pep and rockier guitar. But Moss badly needs a bit more Upside Down energy. [Oct 2022, p.29]

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