Lorraine - Lori McKenna
Lorraine Image
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Be the first to review!

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The country singer's self-released album focuses on the relationships she's had with her family and friends.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 22, 2011
    80
    Lorraine is a real high-water mark for the Stoughton singer-songwriter, featuring 13 perfectly crafted gems of observational insight.
  2. Dec 20, 2011
    80
    The album is full of the complex love songs and working-class vignettes that McKenna is so good at... [filled] with McKenna's usual grace and subtle poetry.
  3. Feb 22, 2011
    70
    Quietly and artfully, if not especially dynamically, McKenna unearths striking truths about the fragility of life and relationships.
  4. Feb 22, 2011
    60
    While that may be true to McKenna's roots and doesn't pull focus from the songs themselves, it also makes the latter half of Lorraine a drag.
  5. Feb 22, 2011
    60
    Lorraine is evenly split between mercilessly detailed songs like these and frustratingly blank ones ("Sweet Disposition," "Rocket Science"), which feel like hollow templates designed to be inhabited by other, less imaginative singers. On those songs Ms. McKenna sounds complacent; discomfort suits her better.
  6. Mar 21, 2011
    60
    It could have been mawkish but it's a simple, affecting and lovely tribute.