Foreverly - Billie Joe Armstrong
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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26

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  1. Sep 26, 2014
    9
    One would think that the collaboration of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and queen of pop jazz Norah Jones would fall apart under their vastly different ouvres. However, the first-time listener (and thirtieth-time, for that matter) will be surprised at the impeccable balance this album finds in quiet, understated harmony. There is no showboating, no pretense, only two musiciansOne would think that the collaboration of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and queen of pop jazz Norah Jones would fall apart under their vastly different ouvres. However, the first-time listener (and thirtieth-time, for that matter) will be surprised at the impeccable balance this album finds in quiet, understated harmony. There is no showboating, no pretense, only two musicians recreating an album they love. Do not listen to this album for Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day or Norah Jones, listen to it for Billie Joe and Norah.

    Favorite song: "Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine". Shivers, all I can say.
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  2. Nov 28, 2013
    10
    I love this, just the raw sound of it, especially Barbara Allen. I really love Billie Joe's voice, think he has one of the best voices out there, and have thought so since that September Ends song way back when. Not sure if people have liked him for his voice before, but it doesn't matter. He has a great one, and same goes, obviously, for Norah. On this, their harmonies sound so much likeI love this, just the raw sound of it, especially Barbara Allen. I really love Billie Joe's voice, think he has one of the best voices out there, and have thought so since that September Ends song way back when. Not sure if people have liked him for his voice before, but it doesn't matter. He has a great one, and same goes, obviously, for Norah. On this, their harmonies sound so much like the GREAT Everlys it makes the hair on the back of my neck prickle.

    I hope people take note of this record, especially if it introduces them to the Everly Brothers for the first time. They were part of the glorious soundtrack of my youth, and sounded so great on Top 40 AM radio.
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Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Feb 3, 2014
    60
    Ultimately you're left frustrated by the safety first approach. [Mar 2014, p.71]
  2. Jan 28, 2014
    60
    Not oversold, sensitively handled and direct, consider the tribute a success. [Feb 2014, p.112]
  3. Jan 8, 2014
    80
    With minimal instrumental backing, the pair confidently locate the essence and atmosphere of the original album.