Glad Rag Doll - Diana Krall
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. [Glad Rag Doll] brings out the warmth in a voice that's been chilly, verging on aloof, at times. She calls this her "song and dance record"; I'd call it her nimble, witty, change-of-pace record.
  2. 83
    [A] nimble, witty, change-of-pace record.
  3. Oct 22, 2012
    80
    Glad Rag Doll breaks intriguing new ground for a hitherto smooth operator. [Nov 2012, p.90]
  4. 80
    T-Bone Burnett renders mostly old jazz numbers with a blend of period feel and modern fidelity, so they're "in the tradition" without sounding antique.
  5. Krall's smoky contralto lacks the pungency of Wilson's, but compensates with greater mobility.
  6. Oct 15, 2012
    80
    What's old is new again, and in this case Diana Krall finds something new in older music--a rejuvenation earned by looking backward in years but forward in daring.
  7. Oct 2, 2012
    80
    The results are lively and irreverent. [Nov 2012, p.77]
  8. 80
    Krall never seems out of place even as she takes chances in a space that could have left her sounding overwhelmed.
  9. Oct 1, 2012
    70
    The warmth, sophistication, humor, and immediacy present on this set make it a welcome addition to her catalog.
  10. Oct 22, 2012
    60
    Some tracks still sound ripe for Christmas rom-coms. But the best see veteran producer T-Bone Burnett, Tom Wait's guitarist Marc Ribot and Krall's husband Elvis Costello rough up her seductive keys with some electric Americana fuzz. [Nov 2012, p.99]
  11. 60
    "Wide River to Cross," by Buddy and Julie Miller is a contemporary outlier on an album crowded with relics, and its beautiful realization invites the question of what other sort of album Ms. Krall and Mr. Burnett might have made without any point to prove.
  12. Oct 1, 2012
    50
    Burnett is generally unable to deliver the magic he brought to Alison Krauss, among others.
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  1. Apr 10, 2013
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. After seeing Diana Krall at Radio City Music Hall and listening to her music at my wedding, I waited for her concert in Miami April 2, 2013 with great anticipation. The concert was very disappointing. The cartoonish silent movie background, the out-of-place fiddler, the excessive number of band numbers, seemed all part of a design to mask her own unremarkable performance. Her singing was pathetic, and her piano playing was lacking. The song selection assured that her voice would not be heard, and the Neil Young and Bob Dylan songs (the two worst male singers in recent times) were certainly challenging for her (insert sarcasm). Before the marriage to a mediocre 1980's pop/rock artist, Diana Krall's stage presence and artistic performance were magnificent, however, his influence has overshadowed her artistic aura and she has become less an artist than what she once was. The concert was not a Diana Krall performance, it was a contrived show that made a mockery of her and those who went to see it. Full Review »