The eighth album from Marissa Nadler, For My Crimes, is the sound of turmoil giving way to truth. The songs stare down the dark realization that love may not be enough to keep two people together through distance and differing needs. By asking these difficult questions about her relationships, Nadler has found a stronger sense of self and a sharper voice as both a songwriter and a vocalist, culminating in her most evocative entry in an already impressive discography.
Over the course of her career, the dramatis personae of Nadler’s songs shifted to the periphery; she actively pursued more approachable subjects, and her own voice grew stronger and more centered in her writing. Though still most comfortable in the sparing, spooky goth-folk cabin she built with her very first album, on For My Crimes, her eighth, Nadler is confessional and direct. - Pitchfork4/5