Keeper - John Doe
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  • Summary: John Doe coproduced his latest solo album with Dave Way, which features guest appearances from Howie Gelb, Patty Griffin, Smokey Hormel, and Jill Sobule.
  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Genre(s): Country, Alt-Country, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Neo-Traditionalist Country
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 88
    With Keeper, Doe beautifully balances a rocker's heart and a poet's soul.
  2. Sep 9, 2011
    80
    Optimism hasn't always been a hallmark of Doe's endeavors, but it ought to be said that this less-dour Doe is easy to enjoy.
  3. Sep 14, 2011
    80
    Just about every songs clicks. [Oct 2011, p.84]
  4. Sep 1, 2011
    70
    Keeper gets repetitive at times, but Doe's passion never sounds rote.
  5. Jan 31, 2012
    60
    Support from Howe Gelb, Patty Griffin and more, but things never really take off. [Feb 2012, p.99]
  6. Nov 8, 2011
    60
    While the country-slanted Keeper doesn't stray far musically from what's gone before, the mood is more upbeat. [Nov. 2011, p. 128]
  7. Sep 2, 2011
    50
    The next time I want to hear Doe's jagged edged anger and soul deep longing, I'll be digging out my old copy of See How We Are or Meet John Doe. Those albums are genuine keepers. This one's a placeholder 'til the real thing comes along.

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