Keep It Simple - Van Morrison
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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
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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. Morrison's first collection of originals in longer than most of us can remember relies on a characteristic combo of jazz phrasing and bluesy riffs that should please die-hards and maybe bring in a few latter-day converts.
  3. The album is front-loaded with these relatively energetic tracks. Much of the rest ('End of the Land,' 'Song of Home') is resigned, reflective and spiritually attuned, but not always keenly focused.