Hello Cruel World - Gretchen Peters
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  • Summary: The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter's ninth album features Rodney Crowell as a guest singer.
  • Record Label: Scarlet Letter Records
  • Genre(s): Country, Folk, Americana, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Country-Folk, Country-Pop
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  1. 80
    It's real music for grown-ups.
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    80
    Peter creates the highest kind [of art].
  3. Feb 2, 2012
    80
    Peters has created an album of rare insight.
  4. Feb 3, 2012
    80
    2007's Burnt Toast & offerings established her as the natural successor to Lucinda Williams--this does not contradict the notion. [Mar 2012, p.97]
  5. Feb 22, 2012
    80
    It makes for an affecting, beautifully measured, very grown-up affair. [Mar 2012, p.111]
  6. Feb 2, 2012
    70
    There's an unusual sophistication and depth of lyrical craft here, and maybe it's not best advertised by a polished country-pop setting that sounds overwhelmingly usual.
  7. Feb 2, 2012
    60
    Her recurring implication that this life may be all we have is a bold notion that may bring relief or dismay-and your response to that notion will tell you whether or not Hello Cruel World is an album you'll greet with open arms.

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