Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Image
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Be the first to review!

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Produced by Jay Joyce, Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin appear as guests on the fifth studio release for the Philadelphia singer-songwriter.
  • Record Label: Blue Note
  • Genre(s): Country, Folk, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Country-Folk
  • More Details and Credits »
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 83
    This pretty collection brims with introspection about life and love, but it's hard not to wish that Lee would exercise a little less emotional restraint. [11 Oct 2013, p.72]
  2. Oct 7, 2013
    81
    Ranging from old-timey to reverential, soul to Appalachian, Mountain stands utterly his.
  3. Nov 27, 2013
    80
    [Lee delivers] some of the most impassioned performances he's ever recorded. [No. 104, p.58]
  4. Oct 23, 2013
    70
    This is Lee’s fifth studio album. The good news is that he continues to explore new styles.
  5. Dec 6, 2013
    60
    Ballads like "Chill In The Air" and "Burden" have a stately gait, but Lee is more engaging when he turns playful huckster. [Jan 2014, p.75]
  6. Oct 7, 2013
    50
    He's unable to find his footing, whether as a blues, soul or country singer, and the end results are a bland pastiche of all three.
  7. Oct 8, 2013
    40
    His chops are pro and his delivery almost compulsively spot on, but he's far too thin on what singer-songwriters probably need most: their own point of view.

See all 8 Critic Reviews