“The new album ‘Tigerlily’ is a powerful and often personal collection of songs. Its bold, stripped down sounds give greater emphasis to her words.”
Time Out, 1995
“Possessed of the clearest voice in pop music, Merchant writes subtle songs about longing and loss that make you dance and ache at the same time.”
US, 1996
“Natalie Merchant is, indubitably, a fundamentally decent and caring person, and as loathsome as those qualities might be in others, we can forgive her because she sings like an angel.”
Hot Press, 1996
“It should be noted that few 90’s pop singers have a more distinctive voice than Natalie Merchant.”
Details, 1995
“My job as an artist is to be witness to my surroundings and times.”
Natalie Merchant, 1995