Are We There is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten, released on May 14, 2014.
On the lack of a question mark in the title, Van Etten said: "… open-ended, I ask myself that question all the time, for my work, for my love, even for my friends. It's just really good to check in with yourself and it's a play on words, about touring and about travelling, being in transition."
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 86, based on 36 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim". At Rolling Stone, Will Hermes rated the album four stars out of five, remarking how Van Etten's "darkness contains multitudes" just as Nick Cave's does, and he states Van Etten's latest release is "magnificent... which grows her trademark examinations of romantic decay to cathedral-like scale." Fred Thomas of AllMusic rated the album four stars out of five, indicating how Van Etten "can deliver her songs with a powerful, borderless command."
Due to its high rating of 86 on Metacritic, Are We There became the fifth most critically acclaimed album of 2014. In addition, the album has earned positions on several Year-End charts. The album was placed at number twenty on Rolling Stone's list of the "50 Best Albums of 2014." Likewise, NME placed the album at number thirty-one on their list, while Q Magazine placed it at number seven. Jessica Goodman and Ryan Kistobak of The Huffington Post included the album on their list of 2014's best releases, calling the album "earnest and tragic".