Q (Magazine) (p.108) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here are eye-popping tempo changes in 'Radio Star,' quasi-opera in 'Proserpina' and wintry electronics in 'Four Black Sheep'..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.85) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] inspired genre-hopping and relentless invention...a substantial and brilliantly sung career-best."
Martha Wainwright's 2012 effort Come Home to Mama is the singer/songwriter's third studio album. Recorded in Sean Lennon's home studio, the album was produced by Cibo Matto's Yuka Honda. Working with a bevy of guest musicians including Honda and Lennon, as well as Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, Dirty Three drummer Jim White, and others, Wainwright mixes her intimate, poetic writing style with a layered baroque pop aesthetic. In that sense, Come Home to Mama combines the more folk-oriented sound of Wainwright's 2005 debut with her 2008 rock-influenced sophomore album, I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too. Come Home to Mama features the leadoff single "Proserpina," which was written by Wainwright's mother, the late Kate McGarrigle.
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