User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. CarloL.
    Mar 30, 2002
    8
    His writing is as poignant as ever, and he gets his melodies and music back in check with this comeback from his last mediocre album. Some songs come in under a couple of minutes, adheering to his belief that sometimes songs can say what they need to say in a few moments. This kamakazee type song writing melds perfectly with the beautifully painted ballads. Hayden manages to channel his His writing is as poignant as ever, and he gets his melodies and music back in check with this comeback from his last mediocre album. Some songs come in under a couple of minutes, adheering to his belief that sometimes songs can say what they need to say in a few moments. This kamakazee type song writing melds perfectly with the beautifully painted ballads. Hayden manages to channel his fellow Canadian contemporaries Neil Young and Leanord Cohen, while sounding decidedly unique. Expand
  2. PaulJ
    Jun 18, 2006
    10
    Great work from an underrated singer/songwriter.
  3. thetuaz
    Dec 10, 2003
    10
    its emotional art at its fullest. A soft lullabye that makes something beautiful out of a simple story.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Hayden draws from the traditions of eccentric folk-rock, but his ragged, harrowing concoction of acoustic gentility and electric anarchy stands as a genre all its own.
  2. Enjoyable rather than revelatory, and quirky rather than profound.
  3. Mojo
    100
    Is not only utterly delectable but manages to find genuinely new ways to shape heartbreak. [Dec 2002, p.114]