Milk Cow Blues

  • Record Label: PolyGram
  • Release Date: Sep 19, 2000
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. A sterling showcase for Nelson's bluesier side ?
  2. The duets always seem like an intrusion to his musical vision, especially since everybody except Dr. John oversells these songs, singing like a cliché instead of finding their own sound. It's all the more frustrating because Nelson really does find his voice on each song here, a fact that's apparent on the three songs he has to himself...
  3. New York Magazine (Vulture)
    40
    Nelson's voice, silky enough to sing standards, lacks the vocal grit for the blues, and he rarely works up enough energy to milk the titular cow. Most of these songs are better suited for a supper club than for a juke joint. [Oct 2, 2000]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. RusA
    Feb 25, 2005
    9
    Not a big Willie fan but one can put up with that for the music and guest vocalists
  2. JoshC
    Jan 29, 2004
    10
    Willie is great and sounds great. I love how Willie tries to blend blues and country a little more (even though the whiteman stole the style Willie is great and sounds great. I love how Willie tries to blend blues and country a little more (even though the whiteman stole the style away and called it country) and get away from that ultra conservative genre that is so mainstream in country music. A very liberal man. Toke it up Willie! Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    CD shows how close country and blues really are...how they both generated and have lived off each other...This is definately a 10 to see one CD shows how close country and blues really are...how they both generated and have lived off each other...This is definately a 10 to see one of the greatest country singers singing with some of the greatest blues singers... Full Review »