Entertainment Weekly: "[W]hen Duffy slows the tempo for 'Rockferry' and 'Hanging On Too Long,' her voice stretches to spectacular heights." -- Grade: A-
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Vinyl LP Details
- Released: July 24, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Mercury Records
Rolling Stone - p.664 stars out of 5 -- "With assistance from former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, who doodles Beatlesesque solos and provides evocative retro production, Duffy makes a case for herself as Amy Winehouse's better-behaved sister."
Rolling Stone - p.92Ranked #30 in Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of 2008 -- "[T]he best LP to emerge from the U.K.'s R&B renaissance this year."
Spin - p.48Ranked #24 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[T]he frankness of her delivery makes the results anything but studied."
Entertainment Weekly - p.121"[W]hen Duffy slows the tempo for 'Rockferry' and 'Hanging On Too Long,' her voice stretches to spectacular heights." -- Grade: A-
Uncut - p.843 stars out of 5 -- "The title track is a great calling card, where she starts low and husky before suddenly leaping a whole octave to belt out the second chorus."
Q (Magazine) - p.1004 stars out of 5 -- "Kicking off with the terrific, yearning title track, it' an album that openly borrows from the past, chiming perfectly with the modish demand for retro-soul."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1023 stars out of 5 -- "[H]er daydreaming does produce some great stuff....Notable are 'Warwick Avenue' and 'Stepping Stone'; both are head-against-the-bus-window-tracing-the-raindrops melancholia..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.66Ranked #31 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2008" -- "[M]usic of lasting quality..."
- 2.Warwick Avenue
- 4.Stepping Stone
- 5.Syrup & Honey
- 6.Hanging On Too Long
- 8.Delayed Devotion
- 9.I'm Scared
- 10.Distant Dreamer
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