Another five stars from James Brightman at The Silver Tongue:

the album is a microcosm that draws you in with a delicate embrace, belying the arctic theme with a warmth that you wouldn’t find in many other places, such is the beauty of Kate’s voice (possibly at its best after a 30+ year career) … When the album ended, I half-expected to be left with a brown sludge swimming around my shoes. I was sad to see the world go. 50 Words for Snow is a masterpiece. Its THE album that defines THE artist.