My Favorite Picture of You

Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. Jul 23, 2013
    91
    His best is pretty dang good.
  2. 90
    This terrific batch of songs needs no such handicap to be recommended as a perfect way for newcomers to start a musical relationship with Clark’s burnished Americana or for existing fans to continue theirs.
  3. Jul 22, 2013
    90
    My Favorite Picture of You is simply a wonderful, balanced gem of an album from a masterful songwriter.
  4. Jul 23, 2013
    88
    His first album in four years and one of the best of his storied career.
  5. Aug 23, 2013
    80
    [Heroes is] an immediately striking highlight of the album but, in all truth, most of the remaining 10 songs are up there with his very best.
  6. Q Magazine
    Aug 20, 2013
    80
    A great man still making great music. [Sep 2013, p.99]
  7. Arrangements are simple, bluegrass-inflected and rich in acoustic textures. Warm and thick as a hayrick.
  8. Jul 29, 2013
    80
    The 71-year-old Texan returns with a striking set of songs that typify his drollery and open-heartedness, all delivered with easy-rolling grace.
  9. Jul 25, 2013
    80
    His voice isn't quite what it was, but his writing is distinctive as ever.
  10. Jul 24, 2013
    80
    Though there are some slow-burners on this record; songs that might not stick on the first or second go round, they are worth the patience once they finally click with the listener.
  11. Jul 23, 2013
    80
    As a master wordsmith who believes in simplicity over all, he’s excavated the human heart, calloused pride and faltering dignity with a scalpel. On Picture, it’s all there.
  12. Jul 23, 2013
    80
    In other words, classic Guy Clark.
  13. Mojo
    Jul 22, 2013
    80
    Clark is over 70 these days but he's never over the hill--not as long as he and his co-writing buddies keep on providing visions of Texas few can emulate. [Aug 2013, p.93]
  14. Uncut
    Jul 22, 2013
    80
    This is Clark, now in his 72nd year, as the rumpled poet of American folk-blues, imparting these semi-brisk, string-driven tales with his own unique brand of sad, funny, dry wisdom.
  15. Jul 22, 2013
    78
    10 inspired tunes and one choice cover sure to leave less accomplished songsmiths gasping for breath.
  16. Jul 23, 2013
    70
    This is his first studio album in four years, and it shows he’s not lost his touch.

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