Haven't Got the Blues (Yet) - Loudon Wainwright III
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  • Summary: The 26th release for the singer-songwriter was produced by David Mansfield and features Aofie O’Donovan as well as Loudon's daughter Martha Wainwright on backing vocals.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
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  1. Aug 12, 2014
    90
    The resulting poignancy of his honest songwriting is an amazing accomplishment.
  2. Aug 12, 2014
    80
    The whole thing feels like a dusky gambol through America's musical past. [Sep 2014, p.81]
  3. Aug 12, 2014
    80
    With musical modes brilliantly elevated by his occasional producer David Mansfield, Wainwright nails the exigencies of old age through the medium of rockabilly, the quest for parking spaces in Manhattan via cabaret klezmer, and the gloating joys of i-ding a faithless girlfriend dead in a deep freeze with cheery Vaudeville sing0along. [Aug 2014, p.90]
  4. Aug 21, 2014
    80
    Like all of Wainwright’s music, Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet) will divide opinion, depending on whether the listener enjoys his style; but whether the listener agrees with him or not, they cannot surely be unaffected by his rich outpouring of love, amusement, scorn, wit, and above all, spirit.
  5. Sep 9, 2014
    80
    For the rest of the world, the album is just another notch in the man’s long discography that you can cherry-pick some favorite moments from and compost the rest.
  6. Sep 10, 2014
    80
    This disc shows he’s still at the top of his game.
  7. Aug 12, 2014
    60
    [I’ll Be Killing You This Christmas is] a rare misstep that might return to haunt him, and detract from the less raw protests on another solid album of satirical sideswipes.

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