Buddy and Jim - Buddy Miller
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 80
    Mr. Miller and Mr. Lauderdale gave themselves a professional assignment that they could handle, as pals, with aplomb.
  2. Jan 9, 2013
    80
    Sometimes things sound more Jimmy ("I Lost My Job of Loving You"), sometimes more Buddy ("It Hurts Me," a searing ballad written by Miller's wife, Julie), but as with every good duets record, their combined voices have produced something greater than the sum of its parts.
  3. 80
    It's all delivered with customary warmth and swing from Miller's home studio.
  4. 70
    While it might not be breaking any new ground, Buddy & Jim is hard to top when it comes to supremely enjoyable Americana music.
  5. Jan 9, 2013
    70
    The defining breeziness of Buddy & Jim could never be mistaken for an ill wind, as such, but there are moments at which it's hard not to wish they'd invested a fourth or even a fifth day in the work. [Feb 2013, p.70]
  6. Jan 9, 2013
    70
    Buddy & Jim in tandem is twice as nice and two of a kind.
  7. Mar 13, 2013
    67
    The two Nashville linchpins' close harmony duets and stellar guitar work uniting the eclecticism of styles.
  8. Feb 6, 2013
    60
    Miller and Lauderdale's duets has both the easy familiarity of old friends and the musicianship of old pros. [Mar 2013, p.96]
  9. Jan 24, 2013
    60
    Whether it's some twangy rockabilly or a thoroughbred country lament, their aim is always true. [Feb 2013, p.107]
  10. Jan 10, 2013
    60
    An eclectic, freewheeling set remarkable not just for its inter-twining guitars but for its vocals, too.

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