- The Order of Time

Valerie June - The Order of Time
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Rank: #5 / 289
USER SCORE
73
Based on
68 ratings

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100
The Independent

Her follow-up to 2013’s sublime Pushin’ Against A Stone finds Valerie June expanding her unique blend of blues, soul and mountain music to create a distinctive hybrid in which past and future coalesce with gentle power.

90
Slant Magazine
This is music that's made to sound like it might have sprung up from the ground beneath our feet but just as easily could have descended from another dimension.
90
PopMatters

Valerie June follows-up a highly regarded debut with a stronger, tighter set of songs around the theme of time and its passing. The Order of Time is unique and presents a confident and dynamic songwriter and performer with a rich background in stylistic and regional influences.

90
Exclaim!
This is the singer-songwriter as wise woman, as wickedly sharp village witch.
80
The Guardian
Her second album finds the Tennessean again blending genres – folk, classic pop, soul and Appalachian bluegrass – into a cohesive whole, thanks to her top-notch songwriting and sublime musicianship.
80
AllMusic

With The Order of Time, she exudes the languid pace of the South with poetic songs and spacy arrangements that breeze out through the screen door.

70
American Songwriter

More ornate and richly produced than any of her previous recordings, The Order Of Time fully establishes June as a proper auteur who has long transcended any limitations as a quaint revivalist.

winitheju
64
I found her voice annoying.
elijahbullard
91
Valerie June's follow-up to her 2013 breakout Pushin' Against a Stone, the charmingly graceful The Order of Time, is a rich and engrossing combination of blues, soul, folk, and Americana that shouldn't be ignored. The common complaint I've heard is regarding her voice, and I won't lie -- it took multiple listens to become accustomed to it. But after a time, it's more than just bearable; it's alluring in the way it weaves through her one-of-a-kind take on the roots of American rock music. ... read more
frienderman
89
Her voice is unique, and breathes life into a consistently strong and beautiful album.
blinkAndMissit
84
Valerie Junes's voice can be a little abrasive, but "The Order of Time" is too gorgeous of record to be dragged down by such a minor thing.
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Added on: October 25, 2016