Lonely Runs Both Ways

  • Record Label: Rounder
  • Release Date: Nov 23, 2004
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mojo
    60
    Tends to drift in one and out the other at times. [Jan 2005, p.102]
  2. Q Magazine
    60
    The results are accomplished, but the yearning twang of the porch is never far away. [Jan 2005, p.127]
  3. They're superb when they stick to hoedowns and hillbilly music, but much less convincing when they lurch towards the middle of the road.
  4. Blender
    40
    The utterly flavorless repertoire she sings here... steers her toward Lite FM. [Jan/Feb 2005, p.106]
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. PeteC
    Jul 26, 2005
    10
    The best of all AKUS albums, with more of the melancholy and beautiful songs only glimpsed at in So Long So Wrong, and handled clumsily in The best of all AKUS albums, with more of the melancholy and beautiful songs only glimpsed at in So Long So Wrong, and handled clumsily in New Favourite, this time with startling and original lyrics, especially in the Gillian Welch penned Wouldn't be So Bad. However, Jerry Douglas' superb Unionhouse Hoedown and the lead single Restless show a refusal to back down from their Bluegrass roots that make them so popular. Beautiful, ironic, and almost perfect down to the last note. Full Review »
  2. TracyB
    Apr 8, 2005
    10
    Definitely the best release from Alison. It is an excellent CD with 4 or 5 songs that can be nominated for awards
  3. GeorgeM
    Feb 17, 2005
    10
    A.K. is a wonderful artist.