AOTY 2018

The Sister

Marissa Nadler - The Sister
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2012 Ratings: #521 / 944
User Score
Based on 9 ratings
May 29, 2012 / Release Date
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Box of Cedar / Label
Folk / Genres
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The Sister is Nadler’s journey to self-assurance, in which she paints an intricate portrait of longing and reflection, blurring its sullen edges with shades of hope and prosperity.

A.V. Club

As heart-stopping as The Sister is, though, it feels more like an appendix to her body of work than a fresh, essential sequel. 


With its relatively short running time, it makes for a fine introduction to Nadler's work, the sparse instrumentation highlighting her beautiful voice.

Consequence of Sound

In the end, it’s a bit disappointing to see her regress from the bold moves she made on 2011's Marissa Nadler, but it seems to be the trade-off we’ve made for The Sister‘s lyrical clarity. 

Under The Radar

The rest of us will ultimately find repeat listens to The Sister as unsatisfying as a Truffaut film without subtitles

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Added on: January 25, 2012