• Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Release Date: Aug 29, 2011

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. 88
    With Keeper, Doe beautifully balances a rocker's heart and a poet's soul.
  2. Oct 18, 2011
    Doe follows his excellent 2009 collaboration with The Sadies, Country Club, with a scruffier set of rockers.
  3. Sep 9, 2011
    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.
  4. Sep 1, 2011
    Keeper gets repetitive at times, but Doe's passion never sounds rote.
  5. Sep 1, 2011
    John Doe simply doesn't make bad records, but not all of them are as heartfelt and comfortable as Keeper, and the title is apt--this captures a great singer and songwriter on a hot streak, and you'd have to go back to his 1990 solo debut to hear a John Doe album that's as eclectic, accomplished, and satisfying as this.
  6. Uncut
    Sep 14, 2011
    Just about every songs clicks. [Oct 2011, p.84]

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