MojoThis is a profoundly good record. [Nov 2001, p.102]
MagnetWelch and longtime partner David Rawlings weave a spellbinding mix of desperation and salvation across this album's 10 tracks. [#52, p.111]
Q MagazineIt's gloriously dark and downbeat stuff. [Nov 2001, p.130]
SpinUnlike her major-label LPs, this is a stringently stripped-down, dark-side-of-the-mountain album that's near impossible to cozy up with. [Oct 2001, p.131]
Jun 26, 2011Breathtaking. Not sure there's another word that appropriately captures the beauty here. Welch and Rawlings sprinkle sparsely compellingBreathtaking. Not sure there's another word that appropriately captures the beauty here. Welch and Rawlings sprinkle sparsely compelling instrumentation around simple yet lush melodies that communicate a depth of pain and feeling in specific (yet abstract) time and space that few artists ever approach and far fewer still ever reach.… Expand
NatMAug 17, 2006This album floors me every time i hear it.
Feb 1, 2018This album hit me hard from the first time I heard it.
I was late to the Gillian Welch game and purchased this off of emusic just based onThis album hit me hard from the first time I heard it.
I was late to the Gillian Welch game and purchased this off of emusic just based on some reviews I read.
I have never had such an experience with an album. When I laid in bed and heard that first weird chord and then those vocals, it was stunning. This album will always be one of my favorites and it led me to loving everything Gillian and Dave have done. Best songwriters out there. They are so under appreciated. This album will stand the test of time and be remembered as one of the truest forms of songwriting ever. No album hit me harder than this one but Harrow and Harvest came close.… Expand
FedericoVMay 17, 2006What a beautiful tune, I love the harmonies and after watching the video with Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings by sheer luck one night on What a beautiful tune, I love the harmonies and after watching the video with Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings by sheer luck one night on rave, I just would not be able to forget the atmosphere and overall feel. One of these rare songs that capture a certain moment.… Expand
BMKJun 28, 2006One of my top ten favourite albums of all time. Simply amazing.
lombilombiNov 17, 2004i like it
JackKOct 23, 2004Bollocks!
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