Horses and High Heels - Marianne Faithfull
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  • Summary: The English singer-songwriter's latest solo album features four original songs and features Lou Reed on two tracks.
  • Record Label: Ais
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Pop Idol, Contemporary Pop/Rock
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. May 20, 2011
    80
    It's a rewarding and accomplished piece of work from an artist who continues to intrigue and surprise.
  2. Jun 28, 2011
    75
    Faithfull delves into what she seems to know best: decay of all varietals, including the decay of passion, of relationships, even of civilizations in Tennessee songwriter-playwright-actor R. B. Morris' benedictory "That's How Every Empire Falls."
  3. 75
    The result is far from geezer rock. [1 Jul 201, p.74]
  4. Mar 29, 2011
    60
    Producer Hal Wilner again helms this follow-up but the chemistry proves more fitful. [Apr 2011, p.80]
  5. Jul 13, 2011
    60
    There are the four originals here on Horses and High Heels. And for my dope money at least, they count among the highest songs she's had since getting off the stuff some 20 years ago.
  6. Apr 6, 2011
    60
    Lou Reed guests and she's brave enough to wrestle with both Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan's unsettling The Stations, while her four lugubrious originals show the drugs didn't turn her brain to much. [Apr 2011, p.101]
  7. 40
    Producer Hal Willner has surrounded Marianne Faithfull with some great New Orleans musicians, and got her covering a few Crescent City soul numbers. But it's not territory she occupies comfortably: she doesn't have the abandon to animate Joe & Ann's "Gee Baby", and her delivery of Allen Toussaint's "Back in Baby's Arms" is painfully stilted.

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