• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Jan 26, 2015
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
Buy On
  1. Q Magazine
    Feb 5, 2015
    80
    This is an often astonishing record. [Feb 2015, p.112]
  2. Feb 5, 2015
    80
    Unguarded is a sophisticated debut, steeped in a chilly, if still insulated atmosphere that strongly evokes '80s-era Kate Bush.
  3. Feb 5, 2015
    80
    Admittedly, her debut has been a bit of a long time coming--with last minute changes delaying until 2015--but with her songwriting already sounding accomplished and confident, it’s been time well spent.
  4. Feb 5, 2015
    80
    There is only really one misstep on Unguarded.
  5. Feb 5, 2015
    60
    Comparisons to Enya, Coldplay and Goulding may bring out a rash of snobbery in some, but the absence of cynicism and self-consciousness make this an endearing debut.
  6. 60
    For the most part it’s the more delicate moments that suit her best, particularly on the pleasingly acerbic Cold and the lovelorn sigh of This Time, but overall the immaculate sheen smothers the emotional honesty.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Jul 3, 2015
    9
    "Unguarded" tastes like freedom from guilty and sadness by showing us great melodies and lyrics - even when It comes with some little"Unguarded" tastes like freedom from guilty and sadness by showing us great melodies and lyrics - even when It comes with some little mistakes. Great album. Full Review »