Allmusic.com praises the album as "mature, intelligent and ambitious" and an "under-heard classic".
U.K. music bible Melody Maker hailed the album as "the most sophisticated she's made. The naiveté of "Beautiful People" and the streaks of self-pity have been replaced by deeper, more comprehensive methods of expression."
NME conceded that "this album is... well, it's kind of nice, you know? A trifle over-arranged, and more than a little corny, but very soothing. All in all, possibly the most enjoyable Melanie I've heard, far more mature and purged of many of the more cloying qualities of her earlier stuff."