Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Mojo
    Apr 23, 2014
    This is unashamedly traditional: committed, personal and really quite perfect. [May 2014, p.91]
  2. Jul 1, 2014
    She long ago proved herself worthy of the family legacy, but Carter Girl would be a highlight of her substantial discography regardless of familial stamp.
  3. Apr 15, 2014
    Carlene has explained that she feels charged with the responsibility of maintaining and extending her family’s music, and without falsehood or artifice of any kind, she does exactly that on Carter Girl.
  4. Apr 10, 2014
    Carlene has revived their songs before, but never with this intensity and emotion.
  5. Uncut
    Apr 7, 2014
    She's in fine eloquent fettle, sinking her heart into the ever-resilient material. [May 2014, p.71]
  6. Apr 7, 2014
    On Carter Girl, Carlene Carter has confronted the mighty legacy of the Carter Family's songbook and allowed it to strengthen her music rather than buckling under its weight, and this ranks with her finest recorded work to date.
  7. Apr 7, 2014
    This may be the best record this Carter girl has ever made.
  8. Q Magazine
    May 20, 2014
    She sounded better as a bit of a bad girl. [Jun 2014, p.106]
  9. May 1, 2014
    Occasionally, the rhinestone pop of Carter’s earlier records sneaks into the mix, but for the most part this is a cheery celebration of the old timey tunes she remembers from when she was knee-high to a sharecropper’s shin.
  10. 60
    Carter Girl reaffirms Carlene Carter’s role as scion of country music’s leading family through a mixture of Carter Family classics and original material, plus shaky duets with Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.

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