Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Feb 12, 2013
    80
    Having led such a big life, Kristofferson serves us a small but welcome comfort in the great unknown.
  2. Feb 5, 2013
    80
    Kristofferson’s voice, which is front and center and unvarnished, is something to behold here: craggy but beautiful and forged with wisdom that comes to a lion in winter.
  3. Jan 29, 2013
    80
    These 10 tracks prove that while Kris Kristofferson may finally be coming to terms with what it's like to be old, there will always be a young spirit running rampant somewhere within his soul.
  4. 80
    What might be surprising is that, in spite of the sober lyrical themes and the laid-back music, this all sounds so vibrant.
  5. Jan 22, 2013
    80
    He sings with such soulful conviction, fitting the wizened candour of these strong, memorable songs like a battered leather glove.
  6. Dec 10, 2012
    80
    In sentiment and execution, Feeling Mortal is more Hank than Dylan, yet there's a subtle poetry in the way the lyric flits between life and death, dreams and wakefulness.
  7. Jan 30, 2013
    70
    Based on the soul-satisfying evidence of Feeling Mortal, one can only hope there are many more.
  8. Jan 28, 2013
    70
    Mr. Kristofferson's voice wavers, indicating general pitch areas rather than specific notes, and he doesn't use it artfully to stress images or ideas as he rolls through the words. Some of those lyrics, though, can be dense and strong, working inside and outside the styles and structures of his best years.
  9. Jan 29, 2013
    60
    His latest is a bit of a challenge, but worth it for those willing to put in the time.
  10. Dec 10, 2012
    60
    [The lyrics] carry every once of experience and writerly imagination he's learned and earned in 76 years. [Dec 2012, p.86]
  11. Dec 10, 2012
    40
    producer Don Was has tried to capture a country legend in his veteran state, but he's missing all the tricks. [Jan 2013, p.106]

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