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66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Aug 9, 2012
    60
    Just Tell Me presents 17 cover versions of differing quality which don't gel as a cohesive listen, but it's not without standout interpretations.
  2. 60
    Pleasant as the diversity is, the finished products are what you'd get from any modern tribute album. [Sep 2012, p.94]
  3. 60
    With nearly 80 minutes of music that will make you hear these 17 tunes in new ways, and in most cases drive you back to the originals to stare and compare, this is one of the few covers sets that pushes boundaries but still remains respectful to a classic band and its bulging catalog of timeless music.
  4. Aug 9, 2012
    60
    It all adds to the feeling that there's no particular point or guiding aesthetic here.
  5. Aug 14, 2012
    58
    The tinkering these acts do with Fleetwood Mac's songs is mostly on the surface, making them sound either more electronic and alien or more old-fashioned and rootsy, without really illuminating them in any significant way.
  6. Aug 14, 2012
    56
    The original is a seduction; this [album] is food-court flirtation.
  7. Aug 15, 2012
    50
    Fleetwood Mac connected with listeners because their perfect songs enclosed personal imperfections--they created an illusion of glossy best-coast living, then punctured that illusion with brutal truth. Hardly anyone on Just Tell Me That You Want Me summons that friction.
  8. 40
    Just Tell Me That You Want Me falters due to mediocre renditions and some serious song selection issues.
  9. Aug 13, 2012
    40
    Where Just Tell Me is good, it's great, with these moments of greatness mostly coming from the elders on the compilation.

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