Folker - Paul Westerberg
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  • Summary: No, it's not a folk album, but Westerberg does handle all of the instruments himself on this latest solo release. (We suppose that it's hard to find replacements for The Replacements.)
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. 60
    Sounds sometimes Dylan and most of the time Starbucks. [#12, p.102]
  4. 60
    It only reveals its strengths after a dozen or more plays. [Nov 2004, p.112]
  5. It's hard not to walk away with the feeling he's capable of better than this.
  6. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15