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Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
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  1. Nov 6, 2014
    90
    Disarmingly subtle yet flush with enough confectionary touches and left-field presence (not to mention pure craftsmanship) to warrant cult status among smart-pop aficionados, Niagara goes down so easy that most listeners will need more than a few spins to realize how rich of a tonic it is.
  2. Mojo
    Nov 7, 2014
    80
    Niagara is a remarkable debut. [Nov 2014, p.93]
  3. Nov 6, 2014
    80
    It's dreamy eccentricity; a little crazy and courageous, and a strong statement.
  4. Nov 6, 2014
    80
    He has a slightly Bob Dylanesque nasal whine on some songs, but at other times he slips into a soft Harry Nilsson croon, and fills his lyrics with vivid imagery and storytelling.
  5. Uncut
    Nov 13, 2014
    70
    It can be hard to spot any difference, so instead bathe om the spare beauty of "Ode To The Morning Sky," the scrumptious "Womb Of Time" or the wise, glowering "Weird Woman." [Nov 2014, p.83]
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  1. Aug 31, 2016
    10
    The best Canadian pop album of the year, criminally neglected by the Polaris prize nomination committee. A themed collection, pop but withThe best Canadian pop album of the year, criminally neglected by the Polaris prize nomination committee. A themed collection, pop but with jazz undertones. Moody lyrics and quirky subjects. Listen to Ode to the Morning Sky and Weird Woman to get a taste of this very special singer songwriter. Curiously, it was named Album of the year by Rolling Stone Germany. Full Review »