Lynn Teeter Flower

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Rolling Stone
    60
    It'd be nice if Taylor went easier on the introspection. [8 Mar 2007, p.86]
  2. Taylor's attraction lies in her ability to switch herself effortlessly between vastly different styles.
  3. Like Oberst, the strength of her songwriting sometimes overshadows the rather interesting things going on in terms of production.
  4. Q Magazine
    60
    There's nothing here that feels truly essential. [Apr 2007, p.122]
  5. Lynn Teeter Flower may not be intense, edge-of-your-seat musical expression but it’s not intended to be. It is, however, a fundamentally strong pop record with enough atmosphere and beauty to ensure it resonates with a definite segment of record buyers.
  6. Lynn Teeter Flower isn’t bad by any means. It’s just too safe, too predictable.
  7. Paste Magazine
    50
    What she has done so compellingly throughout her career--evanescent moments of self-doubt given voice through melancholic bursts of catharsis--yields here to '70s singer/songwriter cliches once peddled by Carole King and later adopted by the Lilith Fair crowd. [May 2007, p.68]
  8. Whether she's giving the rhythm section a cigarette break, trying to approximate the sound of an anesthetized New Pornographers, or adding the same sort of pseudo-dancey Casio flourishes that have colored her work since the first Azure Ray album, Taylor never fails to instill the same sense of inescapable inertia throughout.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. HaraldurG
    Apr 14, 2007
    8
    I had never heard of this girl!...I was shopping in Waterloo Records in Austin, Texas when I heard her album, they were playing it in the I had never heard of this girl!...I was shopping in Waterloo Records in Austin, Texas when I heard her album, they were playing it in the store and I had only heard one song when I thought I just had to buy this album! This is a wonderful album! Full Review »
  2. MattD.
    Mar 16, 2007
    9
    Um, what is NOW Magazine talking about? If you can't be fair, don't review the CD. This CD is lighter on the electronics than 11:11 Um, what is NOW Magazine talking about? If you can't be fair, don't review the CD. This CD is lighter on the electronics than 11:11 is, but that works in its favor, because it doesn't overwhelm her folk, pop, and blues stylings. And her voice sounds as seductive as ever. Full Review »
  3. jw
    Feb 3, 2008
    9
    (8.5) High points include "Good Start," "Smile and Wave," and the inexplicable but excellent "Irish Goodbye." But the absolute show-stopper (8.5) High points include "Good Start," "Smile and Wave," and the inexplicable but excellent "Irish Goodbye." But the absolute show-stopper is the unadorned "Clean Getaway," one of my favorite songs of the year. Full Review »