Black Cadillac - Rosanne Cash
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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter reflects on the recent deaths of her father, mother and stepmother with this 12-song set.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
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  1. Black Cadillac is darker than its predecessor, but with melodies often more complex and lyrics more stunningly poetic than anything its creator has conjured before, the album is more transforming than depressing, and exquisitely beautiful.
  2. At times, Cash nails the knife-edge of hurt and love so adeptly, you feel like you're intruding on too-personal confessions.
  3. This album is extraordinary. It is brave, difficult, and honest. It is utterly moving and beautiful. Because it so successfully marries all of her strengths as a songwriter, singer, and musician, Black Cadillac may be the crowning achievement of her career thus far.
  4. As personal as the album is, there is a universal quality to Cash's songwriting that will make listeners embrace the intimate feelings here as their own. [18 Feb 2006]
  5. There's no over-personalising and, God Is in the Roses aside, no easy sentimentality.
  6. Lyrically Black Cadillac is exquisite. Musically it's far more than a country record, expanding into those mighty rooms of roots music and pop-rock where Bob Dylan's Time Out of Mind and Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels on a Gravel Road shine and burn against their own dark palettes.
  7. Morbid, maybe, but she handles it all with dignity. [Mar 2006, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17