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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17

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  1. Sep 5, 2011
    9
    A spectacular display of raw emotion, particularly in the album's creme de la creme, 'Avlanche' and 'The Shadowlands'. Adams covers 'Wonderwall' beautifully, to an extent that I can bear to listen to the meaning behind it as he gives it a meaning. So mellow, yet so powerful in what it delivers on quality of sound and the enigmatic yet decipherable messages of passion, beauty in nature, and, perhaps the most significant, the hope of a bright future - this truly is his crowning glory. Expand
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74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Part 1's eight deluxe country rock essays all impress. [Feb 2004, p.98]
  2. A collection of preposterously cheerless (and charmless) songs that try much too hard to achieve a poignancy-- or anything, really-- that might hide their complete insignificance.
  3. Some of the most focused, artful, and affecting work of his career. [Review applicable to both Part 1 and Part 2]