Folker - Paul Westerberg
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. The album is Westerberg at his extremes. [#7]
  2. Rough-and-tumble folk rock with a winning--if self-conscious--DIY approach. [17 Sep 2004, p.76]
  3. There's a disarming simplicity and artlessness... with an increased emphasis on persistent pop melody over crafty wordplay.
  4. 70
    Marks a major leap along the road to recovery. [Nov 2004, p.96]
  5. Folker may not be the definitive answer to devotees' prayers, but it is a notable addition to his oeuvre.
  6. 60
    It only reveals its strengths after a dozen or more plays. [Nov 2004, p.112]
  7. It's hard not to walk away with the feeling he's capable of better than this.
  8. 60
    Sounds sometimes Dylan and most of the time Starbucks. [#12, p.102]
  9. Pleasant but alternately catchy and bland.
  10. The lyrics on Folker make the tripe in Westerberg's early solo material... read like T.S. Eliot. [Oct 2004, p.144]
  11. 10
    A poorly-recorded collection of lazily-written songs recorded by an artist whose muse deserted him long ago. [Oct 2004, p.131]

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