Big Station

  • Record Label: Fantasy
  • Release Date: Jun 5, 2012
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Jun 6, 2012
    90
    For all its ambition and poetry, Big Station is consistently great fun. The songwriting and recording employed here take Escovedo's populist and sophisticated art to a whole new level.
  2. Jun 6, 2012
    90
    A lean rock record [imbued] with import beyond the sting of the smart, seething tracks.
  3. Jun 6, 2012
    88
    Escovedo's growing confidence as a band leader and especially as a vocalist has never been more apparent.
  4. Jun 6, 2012
    80
    Cut for cut, Big Station is as strong a record as he's ever made.
  5. Magnet
    Jul 18, 2012
    75
    Occasionally cliched and often anthemic, this is an old-fashioned populist rock record that grows steadily with repeated listening. [No.89 p.53]
  6. Jun 6, 2012
    75
    For the most part, Big Station takes its cues from the catchier, zippier sides of R&B and new wave, to the extent that at times it sounds as tossed-off and frivolous as the train noises Escovedo makes on the title track.
  7. Jul 16, 2012
    70
    If the songs don't always transcend their references, they rarely feel less than lived.
  8. Uncut
    Jul 5, 2012
    70
    Sometimes, it's hard to remember who's influencing who. [Aug 2012, p.70]
  9. Jun 21, 2012
    67
    This is Escovedo's most diverse collection of material since 2006 John Cale production The Boxing Mirror.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Feb 7, 2014
    10
    Although I admit that if you listen to The Rolling Stones, I'll pick Gimme Shelter, Emotional Rescue, Heaven, and similar ballads over otherAlthough I admit that if you listen to The Rolling Stones, I'll pick Gimme Shelter, Emotional Rescue, Heaven, and similar ballads over other songs, I do like Escovedo for the same reason many other critics like him. He is a great artist, and has improved over the years. Someone once said that there is only one song in most artists. Escovedo's style is similar in many songs. But his voice, arrangements and productions are second to none. Listen and enjoy! Full Review »
  2. Jun 18, 2012
    7
    What is most draws attention during the listening of the album "Big Station" are extended to the fore, interesting guitar parts andWhat is most draws attention during the listening of the album "Big Station" are extended to the fore, interesting guitar parts and highlighted backing vocals - which is shown even in the works: "Man Of The World" or the slightly more subdued "Sally Was A Cop "- where special attention should be paid to the text lyrics. A very decent album - both in terms of melody and content. Full Review »