Changing Horses

  • Record Label: ATO
  • Release Date: Feb 3, 2009
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. In Changing Horses Kweller has slipped seamlessly into another stream of songwriting tradition, and all signs say it suits him.
  2. Alternative Press
    80
    Regardless of one's opinion on music that drawls, Changing Horses is worth your attention. [Mar 2009, p.106]
  3. Changing Horses emphatically answers the question of “what next?” for Ben Kweller and although not faultless, it’s a strong showing, especially for someone exploring a new musical direction as he is.
  4. Filter
    76
    The simplicity and dusty sunshine that prevades this album can't but raise a smile and lower your blood presure. [Winter 2009, p.96]
  5. He's assembled a fine band and finally found a consistently productive groove.
  6. Changing Horses marks a defining moment in the songwriter's career, offering up a batch of pastiche-free country music that, like Ryan Adams' "Jacksonville City Nights," may be a promising sign of what's to come.
  7. Unfortunately, not all of Changing Horses is nearly as inspired, particularly the mainstream country pop of 'On Her Own' and rudimentary 'Ballad of Wendy Baker,' but Kweller still lassos up a good time for good ol' boys.

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