Spin - p.1063.5 stars out of 5 -- "[Her] third album unveils deceptively sharp takes of hearts in distress, implying fierce emotions just under the surface."
Uncut - p.1003 stars out of 5 -- "Merritt's pure voice is mostly accompanied by gentle piano..."
Dirty Linen - p.86"There's longing in the melodies and joy as well, connection and disconnection..."
No Depression - p.66"[T]he conversational phrasing, intimacy of the material, and spare, airy arrangements suggest an artist with nothing to hide and nothing to prove."
Q (Magazine) - p.1363 stars out of 5 -- "'[I]t's on the title track, a finely crafted meditation on love's bewildering ways, where she really finds her own voice, setting her apart from the pack."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.59"[S]he competently mixes elements of folk, rock, and soul -- embracing her inner Joni Mitchell on sparse lullabies..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1114 stars out of 5 -- "Here her wonderful voice, smooth and warm with throaty twang and unforced power, has free rein to do what it does best on 11 fine new songs..."
Harp (magazine) (p.100) - "Merritt's songwriting, allusive and glancing, is stronger than ever, and her voice remains one of a kind, as raspy and reedy as it honeyed..."
Paste (magazine) (p.70) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[B]y far her most introspective to date....Merritt is a force to be reckoned with as a vocalist and songwriter in any genre she approaches."