Barricades & Brickwalls

Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The white-girl blues thing very rarely does anybody any good.
  2. Barricades and Brickwalls paints a broad spectrum of alt.country/ bluegrass/honkytonk music, and that variety is its greatest strength.
  3. Q Magazine
    60
    It's a little one-paced over the long haul, and she does wail at inappropriate moments, but there's enough here to build on. [May 2002, p.108]
  4. Chambers' voice is a birdie chirp. She's sexy, but has less edge than the tiniest bleached-blond in the Dixie Chicks and half the sass of Dolly Parton.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. MarkJ.
    Jul 23, 2002
    9
    A striking album. completely different from the manufactured music of today's "stars"
  2. ErikN.
    Feb 20, 2002
    8
    Her first album was better. She needs to mix up her genres a bit. Too much of the blues on this album. Still good though.