As its whimsical title suggests, Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose finds Beth Jeans Houghton living up to the playful potential of her EP and demos. Several of these songs -- "Sweet Tooth Bird," "NightSwimmer," "Dodecahedron" -- have been around for a while, but their mix of folk, pop, and rock still sounds unique, due in large part to Houghton's lilting, airy voice. Much like her labelmate Polly Scattergood, Houghton is a will-o'-the-wisp, breezing from song to song and sound to sound with lighthearted grace. Fortunately, Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose's carnivalesque atmosphere doesn't detract from what a well-crafted debut it is.
Uncut (magazine) (p.90) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Perhaps the closest musical reference points here are Kate Bush and Bat For Lashes, with whom Houghton shares a love for the psychological and elemental."