Farmer's Daughter - Crystal Bowersox
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 80
    She has a keen, finely honed pop instinct all her own.
  2. Dec 13, 2010
    75
    When the production and the outside songwriters stay out of her way, Bowersox expertly works the territory between folk and country.
  3. Dec 20, 2010
    60
    All in all, Farmer's Daughter is better than you might expect, which isn't to say it's great. Too many tracks aim straight for the middle.
  4. Dec 13, 2010
    60
    Her debut album, Farmer's Daughter, is consistent with the singer-songwriter's public persona, then, because it finds her attempting to rise above production values that are fundamentally at odds with what she does well.
  5. Dec 13, 2010
    50
    If she had the right co-writers, the kind who could pull melodies out of her sincere strumming and down-home jamming -- the kind the whole American Idol empire was designed to bring into the equation -- Farmer's Daughter would deliver on Bowersox's promise instead of sounding like a local singer/songwriter performing on a stage she's too modest to fill.
  6. 50
    If Farmer's Daughter feels like one of the most genuine Idol-contestant debuts yet, it's also one of the dullest, with Bowersox hitting every note exactly the way you expect her to.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Dec 15, 2010
    10
    Crystal's songs are beautiful and her lyrics are honest and real. I love her melodies and have to say, I really like the songs she writesCrystal's songs are beautiful and her lyrics are honest and real. I love her melodies and have to say, I really like the songs she writes without anybody else best. I'm looking forward to seeing Crystal's career blossom. I do prefer songs like Holy Toledo, Farmer's Daughter, and Speak Now, that have a folky sound to them. I prefer that to the more country sounding songs but all in all, this is an excellent debut. Full Review »
  2. Dec 14, 2010
    9
    Despite occasionally treading some pretty unexciting territory, Farmer's Daughter is a very strong debut for Idol's folk-tinged CrystalDespite occasionally treading some pretty unexciting territory, Farmer's Daughter is a very strong debut for Idol's folk-tinged Crystal Bowersox. Her songwriting is honest and thoughtful, a refreshing change from the typical post-Idol fare. Crystal might not blaze up the charts with her old-school sounds, but her future is very bright if this album is any indication. Full Review »
  3. Dec 20, 2010
    8
    This would be a strong debut album from any artist, I don't listen to this type a music and I gave it an 8. Its my second favorite album forThis would be a strong debut album from any artist, I don't listen to this type a music and I gave it an 8. Its my second favorite album for and Idol artist, the first being Allison Iraheta's debut from last year. Full Review »