Family

  • Record Label: Curb
  • Release Date: Oct 9, 2007
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Q Magazine
    40
    There's little spark, despite her admirable willingness to take chances. [Nov 3007, p.147]
  2. A slightly too-smooth production and typically overblown Bon Jovi collaboration act against notions of her as a modern Janis Joplin, but it's certainly disconcerting to hear a big-voiced former AOR child star saying that all she needs is a good friend and a glass of wine.
  3. Uncut
    40
    The results sound like an update of the kind of AOR racket Pat Benatar and Heart were making in the '80s. [Nov 2007, p.116]
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. LynneK
    Jun 21, 2009
    10
    "Family" is by far her most creative album. Her voice is brilliant,mature,sultry,and her range is unbelievable. I am looking forward to her "Family" is by far her most creative album. Her voice is brilliant,mature,sultry,and her range is unbelievable. I am looking forward to her next album which I believe is being released in the fall. Full Review »
  2. rogerc.
    Nov 5, 2007
    10
    A brilliant beginning to an outstanding new decade of music from Ms. Rimes.
  3. erich.
    Oct 27, 2007
    10
    Amazing vocals. Easily one of the years best cd's.