Looking into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne Image
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  • Summary: The tribute album to singer-songwriter Jackson Browne features such artists as Shawn Colvin, Ben Harper, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby, Indigo Girls, Keb' Mo, Lyle Lovett, Bonnie Raitt, J. D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen & wife Patti Scialfa, Sean & Sara Watkins, and Lucinda Williams.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 80
    Those previously not exposed to Browne’s music, or fans of these performers he influenced, can start here for a terrific taste of one of America’s most stunning and keen lyricists.
  2. Many of the other stars sound like they want to crawl inside Browne’s throat, the better to get closer to the mind that created such exquisite work. Even the most reconsidered renderings make sure never to get in the way of the words.
  3. Apr 1, 2014
    75
    Jackson Browne fans will be extremely satisfied with this set, one that Browne himself must surely be smiling upon.
  4. Apr 1, 2014
    70
    The predilection for ruminative introspection eventually gets a little heavy, but on a track-by-track basis this collection is very good.
  5. Apr 1, 2014
    60
    Unfortunately, the longtime troubadour of existential restlessness and uncertainty gets overly reverential treatments here from Don Henley, Lucinda Williams, and Bonnie Raitt, among many others.
  6. Apr 23, 2014
    60
    Too often his songwriting is so tasteful that it can tend toward the anonymous. [May 2014, p.88]
  7. 60
    Across two discs there are too many mediocre versions, most revering the polite preciosity of the original Laurel Canyon folk-rock settings.

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