Horses and High Heels

  • Record Label: Ais
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2011
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  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 27, 2011
    78
    Faithfull knows she has much more past than future, which gives her cover an intense melancholy that seeps naturally into the rest of Horses and High Heels. She is, in other words, a true pop connoisseur, blessed not only with a distinctive voice but with an understanding that songs can change dramatically with age and experience.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    Aug 10, 2011
    75
    The result is far from geezer rock. [1 Jul 201, p.74]
  4. Jun 28, 2011
    75
    Rock's rawest chanteuse delivers a roughhewn confessional.
  5. 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."
  6. Under The Radar
    Aug 5, 2011
    70
    Horses finds Faithfull loose, confident, and finally sounding happy. [Jul 2011, p.85]
  7. Aug 3, 2011
    70
    It's about evenly balanced between original material and covers that show Willner's and Faithfull's deep-catalog knowledge of pop music.
  8. Mar 23, 2011
    70
    If there is a fault with this record however, it isn't Faithfull's but her band's, as the playing is perhaps just too polite and polished.
  9. Mar 23, 2011
    70
    Horses And High Heels is another impressive entry in her catalogue, as genuine as anything she's done since the 1979 classic Broken English.

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