Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out of Season
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2002 Ratings: #16 / 192
User Score
Based on 66 ratings
2002 Ratings: #24
Liked by 4 people
October 28, 2002 / Release Date
LP / Format
Universal / Island / Label
Folk / Genres
Beth Gibbons / Primary Artists
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I'm a sucker for Beth Gibbons voice. So dramatic, cinematic, full of expressions and inflections. Her voice adds so much to any song she is on, and in this collaborative project with Talk Talk's bassist Paul Webb, aka Rustin Man, she does what she does best. I'm not an expert on Folk music at large, and I'm still trying to understand the genre's main characteristics and sensibilities, but this album wasn't hard for me to get into: It has Jazz Pop moments, the Trip-Hop inspired drumming and ... read more
Beth Gibbons is my mom.

Edit: I forgot I hate my mom. Beth Gibbons is thus not my mom.
"Out of Season" is the ultimate autumnal album, it's melancholic and moody, if your favourite season is Autumn you will probably like this album. My favorite season is Winter, but Autumn comes close second, so i adore this album.
Obviously, there are more important reasons to like "Out of Season". This album not only has the qualities that i like in an album, but it has all these qualities to the maximum extent. It has great instrumentation and solid production in general, ... read more
very intimate and warm plus the best vocalist ever
Upon first listen, I was enraptured. Now, over 16 years after its initial release, I am reacquainted, but not to the point of rapture. The beauty of this LP is found in Beth Gibbon's vox. Paul Webb of Talk Talk fame, brings a variety of supportive and necessary arty embellishments to the record providing it with the substance needed to sustain the overall artiness of the record. Frankly, it is in the album's construction as one reads the credits that you realize the collaborative nature of this ... read more
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Added on: December 15, 2012