I Love You Go Easy - Devon Sproule
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 9, 2011
    80
    The result is considerably removed from the country-informed folk that dominated (but never completely encapsulated) her earlier work; it's both her subtlest and jazziest effort to date, certainly sonically but also in its songwriting, which tends more than ever toward long, fluid melodic lines and loose, open-ended structures.
  2. Nov 9, 2011
    73
    She's pushed her own skills as a vocalist, drawing more from her jazz side even when singing pop or country. In the process she's created some of her finest art, even if it frequently sounds too casual for that word to apply.
  3. Apr 13, 2012
    70
    There's a difference between being confessional and being self-centered that relate to one's perception of the audience. Sproule presumes we care, but it's not always clear why we should.
  4. Jun 16, 2011
    70
    While it might not find itself a massive audience, fans of earthy, charismatic Americana might do well to seek it out for themselves.
  5. Nov 23, 2011
    65
    There's no doubt of Sproule's ability on I Love You, Go Easy, both as a songwriter and musician, and her reservoir of talent is far from dry.
  6. She's good when not covering Mary Margaret O'Hara. But you'll need to hear through the still-life mannerisms to get to the good stuff.
  7. Jun 16, 2011
    60
    I Love You, Go Easy is an uneven album, not just going from song to song, but within the songs themselves. It offers a variety of moments, some brilliant and entrancing, but not without a few distracting decisions.
  8. Jun 16, 2011
    60
    Ultimately, in a sea of indentikit singer-songwriters, Sproule's willingness to push just a little bit further counts far more in her favour than against it. [Jun 2011, p. 102]
  9. Jun 17, 2011
    40
    I Love You, Go easy represents a minor stumble. [Jul 2011, p.96]

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