Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. A rich, varied and emotionally resonant album that eschews AOR sugar fixes for smart, graceful songwriting and soulful but unshowy performances.
  2. Make no mistake: This is a country album, but it's closer to what the music might have become rather than to where it has sunk in its current doldrums.
  3. The record is a female country album for people who dislike female country albums. It's not too smooth, too shrill, or too Stepford.
  4. An adventurous singer/songwriter just like her sister Shelby Lynne, the vocally gifted Moorer doesn't shy away from bucking country tradition. In fact, she seems to revel in it.
  5. This time, she adds a healthy dose of Southern soul to the mix and the effect is extraordinary.
  6. 70
    It's a richly textured album, often filled with a melancholy that suits Moorer's dark, rich voice just perfectly.
  7. 70
    Miss Fortune is her least mainstream album to date and finds her moving delightfully nearer the terrain occupied by sister Shelby Lynne. [Sep 2002, p.114]
  8. 60
    Relative to her potential, she remains an underachiever, straitjacketed by Nashville craftsmanship in writing and arrangement. [Oct 2002, p.104]
  9. The strength Moorer has shown from first album to second album and finally to this genre-leaping experiment in self-recreation is enough to not only merit a listen, but to make sure we pay attention to the fourth album when it arrives.
  10. Falls several steps short of its predecessor. [Aug 2002, p.130]
  11. Like many veterans of the Nineties country boom, she has matured into a slick Seventies style of singer-songwriter soft rock, with average song length creeping up to the four-and-a-half-minute range.
  12. 60
    Though Moorer's lyrics sometimes slide from smart to schmaltzy, her superb singing ensures that every tune on Miss Fortune is incandescent. [#10, p.122]
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  1. petern
    Dec 6, 2002
    Bloody Brilliant!! Anybody that doesn't like this album just doesn't get it. Dark, moody, melancholy in the tradition of Hank Bloody Brilliant!! Anybody that doesn't like this album just doesn't get it. Dark, moody, melancholy in the tradition of Hank Williams, George Jones, Gram Parsons, and Emmy Lou Harris, the music is at the same time current and fresh. Moorer and her sister, Shelby Lynne, are making albums that show what country music can be rather than the generic, commercial pablum made by most of today's country singers. Full Review »