Hitting The Ground - Gordon Gano

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    The collection not only shows the unexpected range of Gano's songwriting ability, but leaves you humming and wanting more. [Oct 2002, p.104]
  2. Writing for others showcases Gano's versatility.
  3. Nothing matches the artists' very best work--but, excepting a ghastly appearance by Linda Perry, it's still mostly fun.
  4. Hitting the Ground is flat-out clever, cool, and cocky.
  5. A brisk, varied and entertaining little package. [Oct 2002, p.126]
  6. 60
    Like most homage platters, the affair is only as strong as its weakest moments. [Nov 2002, p.113]
  7. None of these tracks are all that interesting beyond a listen or two-- even the best ones get tired fast.
  8. 40
    His choked yelp and hootenanny backing suggest fun should be had. It isn't. [#10, p.116]
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  1. DerM
    Nov 8, 2006
    Mostly due to the different guest artists and their distinct styles, each song plays differently. Amazing musicians perform on this album, and is worth looking into. Doesn't flow as well as I had hoped. key tracks: Darlin' Allison, Hitting The Ground Full Review »