Blessed - Lucinda Williams
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  • Summary: The American rock, country, folk and blues singer-songwriter crosses genres and breaks from her traditional songs of heartbreak on her tenth studio offering.
  • Record Label: Lost Highway
  • Genre(s): Country, Folk, Americana, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative Folk
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 100
    Combined, the result is a dynamic, human album, one that's easy to fall in love with. Highly recommended.
  2. Mar 4, 2011
    85
    On the new collection Williams is sharp-tongued, wide-eyed and warm-hearted as she blends domestic bliss with her usual propensity toward the dark and mournful.
  3. Feb 28, 2011
    80
    Blessed, like Williams' best efforts, finds the blessings within the blues.
  4. 80
    She certainly knows how to convey emotion.
  5. Mar 1, 2011
    75
    Produced by Don Was, Blessed doesn't sound fussed-over; it lets the songs, Williams' voice, and bluesy guitar work-provided on some tracks by Elvis Costello-take the lead.
  6. Mar 17, 2011
    67
    The controlled recklessness of Little Honey was a long-awaited antidote to Car Wheels' strong medicine, and now Blessed basks in its older sibling's afterglow.
  7. Mar 14, 2011
    54
    Blessed certainly isn't a curse, but it doesn't exactly leave you feeling a higher power, either.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 5, 2011
    10
    Lucinda write from deep within. The music America needs right now. Can't get enough of this album! We are "Blessed". Lucinda created a musical story through her songs! She does what no one else can. From the first cut "Buttercup" to the last " Kiss like Your Kiss" a journey worth the ride! Thank you, Lucinda! Expand
  2. Mar 2, 2011
    10
    Beautiful Lucinda has done it again. Sexy, emotional and the only woman alive who gets the blood from the stone and tells the tale of it all. Every song is a world, every note she sings pure class! So glad to have her, excited to listen to the album over and over, she doesn't get older, just better. God bless Lu! Expand
  3. Mar 6, 2011
    9
    Some pain is still there, and some joy, and everything is expressed with words that few can conjure up. The top-notched backing is tighter than some of her more recent albums, but not slick. This is primo Lu. Expand