• Record Label: Kemado
  • Release Date: Sep 29, 2009
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 60
    Slim aims for the gut but usually ends up hitting the hips; either way, his relentlessly cloying lyrics ensure that Be Set Free is more suitable for soundtracks and square dances than headphones.
  2. 60
    An uneven listening experience, to put it mildly. [Feb 2010, p.90]
  3. With a bevy of rhymes and metaphors straight out of Poetry 101, Slim leaves no romantic cliche unsung. [Fall 2009, p.72]
  4. These are mediocre, and sometimes painfully inept, approximations of classic lovelorn folk tunes. At a short 38 minutes, the times aren’t changin’ fast enough.
  5. While his fourth album shows he has learnt his way around a reasonable tune - opener Back To The Wild has a distinctive grace - his lyrics can descend into trite cliche or inane observation ("Time it goes on/Life it goes by", "you'd love to pretend you were right/But you're wrong") [Feb 2010, p. 108]
User Score
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. EricS.
    Jan 25, 2010
    10
    My friend told me about this album, and he knows his stuff like no other. Listened to it and love it. Not quite as talented as the Avett My friend told me about this album, and he knows his stuff like no other. Listened to it and love it. Not quite as talented as the Avett brothers, but being 2nd to them is not bad. Good album. Liked his last one better. Full Review »