Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 83
    Crazy Heart reminded us that the Oscar-winning actor could sing, so the surprise here isn't Bridges' worn-denim vocals, which producer T Bone Burnett surrounds with his trademark chamber-country atmospherics.
  2. Sep 1, 2011
    80
    Jeff Bridges might not be the actor's most emotional performance - to see that you need to watch the last five minutes of Fearless - but it is a surprisingly heartfelt piece of work, packed with enough hooks and harmonies to show he's obviously a keen student of the greats.
  3. Aug 25, 2011
    80
    If you're a fan of Burnett's sound or just plain curious you'll find this a welcome project that does exactly what it sets out to do.
  4. Aug 18, 2011
    80
    Here, as always, he turns out to be a natural. [Sep 2011, p.81]
  5. Aug 16, 2011
    75
    Bridges has talented friends and mentors who help bring out the best in him, which is surprisingly good.
  6. Aug 16, 2011
    75
    Bridges' frayed charisma fits these songs perfectly. Nostalgic yet out of time, welcoming but secretly brooding, the combination creates an audio correlative to the beloved characters he's played on-screen.
  7. Aug 23, 2011
    70
    True to form, his major-label debut is a personal, understated and unpredictable collection.
  8. Aug 16, 2011
    70
    Like many actors who try their hand at music, Bridges may have made this record because he could, and the acclaim for "Crazy Heart'' offered him a prime opportunity. It's so winning, however, because Bridges had something to say.
  9. Aug 15, 2011
    70
    In general there's the dusky, reverberant sound of the album, which turns Mr. Bridges into a cog in the T Bone Burnett Americana machine.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 22, 2011
    10
    this just shows you how amazingly talented jeff bridges is all around he really is a brilliant person. It's like he can do anything, i wonderthis just shows you how amazingly talented jeff bridges is all around he really is a brilliant person. It's like he can do anything, i wonder if he's human. elduderreno lol Full Review »
  2. Aug 17, 2011
    10
    C'mon, it's JEFF BRIDGES. EVERYONE loves Jeff Bridges. Hence, you will all love his new album. Because it's Jeff Bridges. FInally finding aC'mon, it's JEFF BRIDGES. EVERYONE loves Jeff Bridges. Hence, you will all love his new album. Because it's Jeff Bridges. FInally finding a way out of the bowling circuit with nice, well played if middling country blues. The Dude abides. Full Review »