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  • Summary: This is the tenth full-length studio release for the Pennsylvania alternative rock/folk trio of Karen Peris, Don Peris and Mike Bitts.
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  • Record Label: Badman Recording Co.
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 28, 2018
    81
    All told, the album feels like a hand-crafted work of art, put together carefully by its creators, charmingly imperfect but much preferred over a mass-produced piece with no stitch out of place, and no soul to match.
  2. Uncut
    Jun 28, 2018
    80
    At the fluttering heart of this 10th album is the voice of Karen Peris. Her phrasing and tonal glides are as distinctive as those of Victoria Williams or Iris DeMent. [Aug 2018, p.28]
  3. Mojo
    Jun 28, 2018
    80
    While subsequent albums have traced the faultlines of parenthood, until now on the exquisite Sun On he Square, their teenage kids are leaving home. Everywhere, Peris notes absence. [Aug 2018, p.94]
  4. Q Magazine
    Jul 3, 2018
    80
    A set that sounds hauled up from another time and place. [Aug 2018, p.111]
  5. Jun 28, 2018
    70
    Rather than chasing trends or aiming for reinvention, the Innocence Mission seem content at this point in their career to carry on doing what they do best and expand on their trademark sound with another fine release.
  6. Aug 15, 2018
    60
    The music isn't what anyone would call edgy. .... Sun on the Square's greatest strengths are Karen Peris's vocal melodies. After repeated listens, they have a pleasant way of nestling into your brain, regardless of the lyrical content.