- Don't Be a Stranger

Mark Eitzel - Don't Be a Stranger
CRITIC SCORE
74
Based on 6 reviews
2012 Rank: #262 / 893
USER SCORE
86
Based on
2 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
musicOMH

For a man who is so frighteningly adept at evoking the existential anguish wavering from the bottom of a glass, it’s both striking and relieving to hear Eitzel find some repose from the storm. 

80
Paste

Don’t Be a Stranger is out-of-sorts in the best way, as Eitzel forever plays the outsider looking in.

74
Pitchfork

Now he revels in the delicate inner elements of his voice rather than growling over them, and sounds more natural and inviting than ever.

70
Consequence of Sound

Don’t Be a Stranger is his best album in years.

60
PopMatters

If the best parts of Don’t Be a Stranger find Eitzel making a welcome return—inviting us to make that titular offer to him—it’s a return as a great songwriter and band leader.



Added on: October 1, 2012