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  • Summary: Produced with Justin Niebank, the first country release for the singer-songwriter includes songs co-written with Al Anderson, Brandy Clark, Rodney Clawson, Chris DuBois, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and Brad Paisley.
  • Record Label: Warner Bros.
  • Genre(s): Country, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Pop/Rock, American Trad Rock, Country-Pop
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Feels Like Home is musically conservative, socially ingratiating, politically vulnerable. It is unmistakably a piece of product. But it is also brilliant.
  2. 91
    [The album] inlays modern Music City twang like turquoise in a belt buckle, while the lyrics funnel her cheery realism into finer-cut tales of staycations, sexually charged car talk, and how "Waterproof Mascara" won't "run like his daddy did." [13 Sep 2013, p.70]
  3. Jan 30, 2014
    She’s at her best channelling the mature, suburban melodrama of vintage Tammy Wynette on Stay at Home Mother and the all-out D.I.V.O.R.C.E.-style heartwrench of Waterproof Mascara, on which a little boy’s mother thanks God for a cosmetic that “won’t run like his daddy did”.
  4. 70
    The album is at its best when it sticks to the timeless stuff about love and loss.
  5. Sep 10, 2013
    The results are uneven, but never feel forced or faked. The ultimate stylistic diplomat, Crow makes every twang her own.
  6. Sep 9, 2013
    That her instincts are often right speaks to her skills; that she veers into accidental condescension suggests this country move may be motivated by finding a new audience, not satisfying her existing one.
  7. Feb 5, 2014
    Everything is despatched with verve and attitude, respectful of country music traditions but filtered through a broader, more urbane worldview.

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  1. Sep 15, 2013
    It took me a listen or two to acclimatize to it, but when I did, did I ever. Once in a while an album comes along that as soon as it's overIt took me a listen or two to acclimatize to it, but when I did, did I ever. Once in a while an album comes along that as soon as it's over you want to play it again, and again. Feels Like Home is right, it fits like a comfy old glove. I could quibble and say I'd prefer something more alt-y and gritty, maybe produced by Jack White, but on its own terms, this album works a treat. Every song works strongest songwriting since Globe Sessions. Nothing sounds like an empty genre exercise, unlike some of her other material of the last 10 years. She sounds fully engaged and invested and it shows in her singing, she sings the hell out of these tracks. A warm and welcome place to be indeed. Expand