Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jun 27, 2012
    60
    It's ultimately a fitting platform for his brokenhearted reflections.
  2. With some rather boring compositions and hokey songwriting, this record doesn't have a lot going for it.
  3. 70
    While Longtime Companion may suffer from infrequent changes in pace and tone, Smith's archetypal broken heart is articulated kaleidoscopically, and with the authenticity of a grizzled highwayman.
  4. Jun 26, 2012
    80
    In Longtime Companion, he puts the drawl and shuffle of country into the service of a very peculiar vision, embracing and even seeking out the contradictions.
  5. Jul 3, 2012
    75
    With Longtime Companion, Sonny Smith shows himself to be a stylistic chameleon, never shedding his skin to change its color.
  6. Jul 5, 2012
    65
    The record's easygoing pace, sturdy songwriting, and sunbaked production make it the third solid effort from the Sunsets.
  7. Jun 26, 2012
    75
    Longtime Companion feels like the first cracked smile after the tears have stopped, somewhere between dusk and the gloom of night.
  8. Jun 26, 2012
    83
    Companion might have been born of a failed relationship, but it's hard not to imagine Smith's new look is anything but a rejuvenation.

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