“The songs are haunting and soulful, light as air with Merchant’s playful delivery and impassioned with the force of her powerful lyrics.”
New World Journal, 1992
“‘Our Time in Eden’ is a gorgeous record, tinted with Celtic lilts and varied guitar stylings—but that voice! So luminous and vibrant.”
Hear, 1992
“Natalie Merchant, whose earthbound strength sets up a fascinating friction with the magic of the music.”
Time, 1992
“Anything that might be trivialized by a four-minute song I just avoid.”
Natalie Merchant, 1992
“Coupled with the appealing textural feel of the band’s music, Merchant’s instinct for joy provides a jarring complement to the frequent darkness of her themes.”
Rolling Stone, 1992