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Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Dec 19, 2017
    90
    Woodland Echoes is Heyward's first solo album in 18 years, not to mention one of the more pleasant musical surprises of 2017.
  2. Mojo
    Aug 3, 2017
    80
    Woodland Echoes is an unhurried album full of paeans to passion and nature. [Sep 2017, p.94]
  3. Uncut
    Aug 3, 2017
    80
    He's gone full pastoral, the birdsong and countryside imagery matching the dreamy, sunny major-sevenths. [Sep 2017, p.30]
  4. Aug 3, 2017
    80
    Woodland Echoes can't be called a return to form for Heyward because he never lost his form; it just went unheard for years. Call it a welcome return instead, because the world of pop music always needs music this smart, tuneful, and unabashedly romantic.
  5. Aug 3, 2017
    80
    There’s an easy charm about the whole project that lends it a robust confidence.
  6. Oct 27, 2017
    60
    Woodland Echoes, his latest solo album, is cohesive and strong and despite being a little more mellow than some of his earlier offerings, would fits nicely alongside his work from the ‘80s and ‘90s.
  7. 60
    While there’s little wrong with the songwriting, only Love Is the Key By the Sea and Beautiful Morning linger in the memory, the latter coming on like a nature lover’s remix of the Jam’s romantic English Rose.

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