Lovesick Blues - Chris Stamey
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mar 13, 2013
    67
    Lovesick Blues once again proves Stamey's worth as a pop magician.
  2. Feb 28, 2013
    70
    Lovesick Blues requires a fair amount of digging from the listener, but those who put in the time will find much to treasure.
  3. Feb 11, 2013
    80
    This is a lovely, bittersweet and nuanced album. [No. 95, p.59]
  4. Feb 6, 2013
    60
    He's got the lovesick blues, but his offering are not of the Hank Williams kind rather they are pages ripped from a personal diary. This could all add up to something of a drag were it not for Stamey's ability to tug at the heart-strings. [Mar 2013, p.87]
  5. Feb 5, 2013
    80
    The songs, musically dazzling with strings and fetching arrangements, sometimes organise themselves into forceful hooks. [Mar 2013, p.77]
  6. Feb 5, 2013
    80
    With Big Star now put to rest following the passing of Alex Chilton, Stamey is the rightful person to fill his shoes. Lovesick Blues offers more than enough proof that he's fully prepared to do just that.
  7. Feb 5, 2013
    69
    Lovesick Blues is more a collection of great moments than great songs, although there are a few of those as well.
  8. Feb 5, 2013
    80
    Lovesick Blues is simply a beauty.
  9. Feb 5, 2013
    80
    In somebody else's hands, the introspection of Lovesick Blues could turn solipsistic or sodden, but he strikes precisely the right notes, creating an album that serves as a suitable soundtrack for long, lonely nights.
  10. 60
    Tinkling pianos, vibes, tablas, brushed drums, string quartets and the singer’s innocent, laid back vocals all make this wistful gem perfect for lazy Sunday mornings. But thankfully these meditative songs never feel dreary, mopey or self-pitying due to Stamey’s sheer joy and enthusiasm.

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