Overwhelming praise for Wooden Arms…

People love Wooden Arms. Response to Patrick Watson’s latest offering has been nothing less than staggering, with glowing reviews and praise coming in from SPIN, the Toronto Star, KCRW, NME, La Presse, and NPR, just to name a few.

Take a look at what people are saying …

“jaw-dropping depth and invention … Wooden Arms is up there with the best in cracked-mirror pop music. It’s out there — almost defiantly so at times — yet it makes such a lustrously tuneful bid for the fringes that any mainstream curiosity has no choice but to follow. [3.5 stars out of 4]” – Ben Rayner, Toronto Star, April 28, 2009

“A meandering path of Puckish enthusiasm and Jeff Buckley warmth … More ambitious than on past efforts, Watson slips through quiet night spaces … Wooden Arms flares with his vibrant energy.” – Stacey Anderson, SPIN Magazine, April 29, 2009

“Patrick Watson … ont engendré la beauté. Ils ont crée une véritable fresque ou se dissimulent les références, ou chaque souche sonore s’enracine dans l’inspirations. Magnifique. [4.5 stars out of 5] ” Alain Brunet, La Presse, April 25, 2009

“The moment I heard Patrick Watson’s new record, Wooden Arms, it was love at first listen… ‘Wooden Arms’ is a beautiful collection of songs that bring together delicate pop, ethereal atmosphere and a minimalist sense of composition.” Bob Boilen, NPR, May 11, 2009

“Buzzworthy… a beguiling, bewitching treat, like absinthe-laced gumdrops: part rickety graveyard waltz, part hand-over-heart chamber pop, part avante garde piano theater.” – Leah Greenblatt, EW Online’s Artists We Like, April 24, 2009

“Exquisite and thrilling… Achingly beautiful… Gloriously explosive… Wow.” – David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle, May 1, 2009

“[‘Wooden Arms’ is] impressively layered with all the strings and keys, piercing solar vocals, and expansions of a small circus” – Village Voice, April 29, 2009

“His voice hovers around the mystical midpoint between Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Antony & The Johnsons’ Antony Hegarty.” – Glenn Gamboa, Newsday, May 5, 2009