Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. Dec 20, 2011
    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.
  2. Feb 22, 2011
    Lorraine is a real high-water mark for the Stoughton singer-songwriter, featuring 13 perfectly crafted gems of observational insight.
  3. Feb 22, 2011
    Quietly and artfully, if not especially dynamically, McKenna unearths striking truths about the fragility of life and relationships.
  4. Mar 21, 2011
    It could have been mawkish but it's a simple, affecting and lovely tribute.
  5. Feb 22, 2011
    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. Feb 22, 2011
    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.

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