Keep It Simple

Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. There are no surprises, but when you do something this well, there doesn't need to be.
  2. Seven of the 11 tracks are tasteful, blues-by-numbers shuffles, with Hammond organ and backing vocals; they are elevated above the norm only by Morrison's velvety gargle. Lyrically, however, he appears to have hit a brick wall.
  3. It’s difficult to hear this as anything but self-parody.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. RennyK.
    Apr 5, 2008
    8
    My wife who doesn't even know who Van Morrsion is love'd it. I enjoyed it more after each listening. Track 9 will end up on my MP3. My wife who doesn't even know who Van Morrsion is love'd it. I enjoyed it more after each listening. Track 9 will end up on my MP3. If you're a Van Morrsion fan I don't feel you will be dissappointed and I think it has appeal for any blues lover. Full Review »