Getting Somewhere - Allison Moorer
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  • Summary: Husband Steve Earle lends a hand on the singer-songwriter's latest release.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. In an era of bloated and overproduced albums, Moorer has delivered a small wonder with Getting Somewhere, and it ranks with her best music to date.
  2. A stunning shot of muscular, melodic rock.
  3. 80
    A set of punchy roots pop whose backbeat thumps as hard as her still-wounded heart. [Jul 2006, p.86]
  4. While The Duel was notable for its forays into blues-rock, Getting Somewhere features several songs crafted in the mold of classic pop, the kind made by the Byrds, Tom Petty, and the Pretenders--heavy on melody and hooks.
  5. 70
    Her keenest yet. [Jul 2006, p.108]
  6. For all of the music's surface catchiness, the writing is some of Moorer's deepest to date.
  7. Getting Somewhere is the first of her albums that not even her vocals can save.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. MattD.
    Jun 14, 2006
    Producer Steve Earle gives Moorer an edge combined with grace, and Moorer's lyrics never go into the superficial. If an alt-country singer goes pop, this is the way to do it. Expand
  2. IliaC
    Jun 26, 2006
    I became a fan of Allison's with " Miss Fortune". To me, this is her best work since that great record. My favorite track on the CD would have to be "Where You Are" - simply fantastic! Keep up the great writing Allison - you just keep getting better. Expand
  3. scottm
    Jun 25, 2006
    this record rocks!!!
  4. annem
    Jun 25, 2006
    Allison in a new direction.A fresh sound.
  5. Dave
    Jun 23, 2006
    Here's where I don't understand the ratings system... four of the five reviews rank this at 70 or better... one doesn't and the result is under 70... go figure. Anyway, Steve Earle's production drives the sound in a new direction for Alison which in this case is a good thing. Expand
  6. mikes.
    Jun 26, 2006
    great country/pop rock album, pleasant listen, steve earle's has become a great producer and the the songwriting is great.