Lonely Runs Both Ways

  • Record Label: Rounder
  • Release Date: Nov 23, 2004
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24

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  1. MattR
    Nov 24, 2004
    9
    Absolutely fantastic. Alison Krauss is one of the purest and greatest talents of our time.
  2. MajorDave
    Feb 7, 2005
    9
    Captivating vocals and instrumentation.
  3. 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
  4. LeticiaM
    Dec 6, 2004
    10
    Have heard it once. What a sound... Perfect. You can say, "love at first listen". It's excellent and beautifully made.
  5. GeorgeM
    Feb 17, 2005
    10
    A.K. is a wonderful artist.
  6. katieg
    Feb 8, 2005
    10
    akus is my favorite group and this album shows off their incredable talent.
  7. joels
    Dec 1, 2004
    8
    i'm still listening, but so far i beleive that they've done it again.
  8. samo
    Jan 22, 2005
    10
    Beautiful songs,beautiful voices, and thoughtful,soulful playing----
  9. angiek
    Jan 23, 2005
    10
    This is one of her best. I love the traditional bluegrass along with the middle of the road. She and Union Station are true artists. So many pop so called artists are such a joke compared to them.
  10. KeithJ
    Jan 29, 2005
    10
    Melancholy masterpiece.
  11. JB
    Feb 7, 2005
    10
    This album is AWESOME! If you are remotely an AKUS or Bluegrass fan - you will love it. It has some really unique songs.
  12. valeriep
    Nov 23, 2004
    10
    This is already my favorite cd!! Another absolute stunning musical production from the most talented musicians to walk the earth!!!!!!
  13. BarryC
    Nov 25, 2004
    10
    Well worth the 3 year wait. Great mix of bluegrass and acoustic music by some of the finest folks around. Some critics may complain that this album has a "Slick, polished" sound. Hmmm.... Maybe that's why it's called a studio album? Excellent job AKUS!!! Can't wait to see you on the tour when you get out west.
  14. AndyJ
    Nov 27, 2004
    10
    It dosen't get any better than this one!
  15. StaggerL
    Dec 6, 2004
    9
    Their best so far.
  16. RB
    Jan 12, 2005
    10
    Beautiful, melancholic yet uplifting, music for the heart.
  17. 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 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 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. Expand
  18. JasonB
    Nov 24, 2004
    10
    Amazing
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. Uncut
    80
    One of the finest Americana albums of 2004. [Jan 2005, p.128]