Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Oct 12, 2011
    Ultimately, comparing For True to Backatown is pointless: they are of a piece. While you may prefer one over the other, they are, in essence, two parts of a compelling and dynamic musical aesthetic that is firmly in and of the 21st century, as they look back at history and forward to create it.
  2. Oct 12, 2011
    Despite this motley bunch, the album's sound hasn't become a random genre gumbo.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    Oct 24, 2011
    [He] delivers more flavored Creole soul and a host of guests, including Kid rock, Jeff Beck, and Lenny Kravitz. [23 Sep 2011, p.79]
  4. 80
    Shorty here offers an explosive blend of funk, blues and jazz.
  5. Loud guitars are everywhere, bucked by riffing horns, and the general vibe is testosteronal and sleeveless. He is a rippingly good player.

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