The Order of Time
Valerie June - The Order of Time
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Rank: #5 / 624
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Based on 121 ratings
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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.

Mar 24, 2017
winitheju
64
I found her voice annoying.
Nov 4, 2017
DukesAtmosphere
78
After spending a decade independently releasing three albums of her own music Memphis born multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter Valerie June can now lay claim to her second major label release in just under four years. The Order Of Time marks June’s first album of new material since her 2013 break through Concord Music Group record Pushin’ Against A Stone which prominently featured considerable contributions from Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. With her latest release, June ... read more
Nov 1, 2017
itsyahboinoah
73
This is my first listen to Valerie June follow-up album "the order of time" and a very solid one to that. One big thing that i adore about this record is her vocals.Valerie june vocals are gorgeous with her southern twang. The album showcase a mix of blues, soul and neo-country that at times are alluring and beautiful. But some tracks don't live up to others, which album isn't as fantastic begin to end. The song-writing dwells in her experiences and relationships which at times are ... read more
Aug 13, 2017
DachetG
85
Valerie June’s sound is a distinctive one. The music is R&B, soul, and some rock-n-roll, while the singing is absolutely country western. It is uplifting, joyous, and fun, with some slower, solemn parts. The artist is a true find.

BEST – 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 19, 12

01. Long Lonely Road – 7.5 – A nice, slow start.
02. Love You Once Made – 8.5 – It grows larger as it goes on, switching genres.
03. Shakedown – 8 - The song really jumps off later.
04. If ... read more
Aug 12, 2017
FlimFlam
85
Quite a pleasant surprise here! I had to adjust to the twang of the vocals, but once I did I found Valerie June’s voice to be quite beautiful. She certain knows how to use the singing talent she has, and she can write great songs too that incorporate instrumentation from a few different styles. At times, this album sounds like rock, at times, blues or soul, and at other times, folk. I found this album to be quite charming, because the music was so enthralling and the lyrics were so ... read more
MISC LISTS
#16/Paste (First Half)
Track List
  1. Long Lonely Road
  2. Love You Once Made
  3. Shake Down
  4. If And
  5. Man Done Wrong
  6. The Front Door
  7. Astral Plane
  8. Just In Time
  9. With You
  10. Slip Slide On By
  11. Two Hearts
  12. Got Soul
Contributions By
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Added on: October 25, 2016