New Earth Mud - Chris Robinson
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  • Summary: Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson takes leave from his band for this debut solo release.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 80
    A very fine record. [Feb 2003, p.86]
  2. It's an old-fashioned record, feeling as if it was nearly 30 years old, even when it's informed by relatively recent funk, rock and jam bands.
  3. Some rubbishy funk aside, Robinson sounds more energised than he has in ages. [Nov 2002, p.113]
  4. Instead of the Crowes' entertaining aping of the Faces and Bad Company, Robinson puts on a dreamy face and is just boring company. [25 Oct 2002, p.76]
  5. 40
    Unfortunately, Robinson too often relies on shoddy -- if not overly elemental -- lyrical passages, which ultimately prevents New Earth Mud from lodging itself into your musical memory.
  6. 40
    He sounds like a man lost amid his own vast record collection. [June 2003, p.109]
  7. With too many half-baked songs, he ultimately comes off like a generic amalgam of a bunch of Seventies singer-songwriters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
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  1. Corinne
    Nov 20, 2002
    10
    Robinson has soul as with the Black Crows only moreso on New Earth Mud. The lyrics are heartfelt throughout this album (I live in a 70's Robinson has soul as with the Black Crows only moreso on New Earth Mud. The lyrics are heartfelt throughout this album (I live in a 70's world) and I can't help but listen over and over as there are songs that are so relative with life....check it out, it's worth it...different and diverse to any new music that's out right now...I must say, every song is a 10....can't wait for the next solo album... Expand
  2. laloc
    Feb 16, 2004
    10
    Este disco está muy bien hecho, sonidos muy finos y arreglos excelentes hacen de este disco un imprecindible . Grande Chris Robinson, Este disco está muy bien hecho, sonidos muy finos y arreglos excelentes hacen de este disco un imprecindible . Grande Chris Robinson, mantiene vivo el espiritu de los Crowes en esta producción. Expand
  3. johns
    Dec 5, 2002
    10
    Song writing and musicianship have lost their place in society today. With all th crap and manufactured generic bullshit that is played on Song writing and musicianship have lost their place in society today. With all th crap and manufactured generic bullshit that is played on the radio, MTV and all that other media influence shit, it is great to hear someone express themselves in a prolific manner and step outside the norm. Chris Robinson has definutely redifined himself and has shown where the talent of the Crowes is retained. God Bless Chris! Expand
  4. Andrea
    Jul 30, 2003
    10
    New Earth Mud is the best CD I've heard in a while. It's a CD I will never get tired of. I've seen Chris solo 3 times and the New Earth Mud is the best CD I've heard in a while. It's a CD I will never get tired of. I've seen Chris solo 3 times and the songs are even better live. Expand
  5. Pete
    Nov 6, 2003
    10
    Stellar work. Does take a little time to grow on you as it's pretty mellow. Beautiful songwriting.
  6. KevinB
    Dec 10, 2002
    8
    This album is evidence that the front man for the World's Most rock and roll Rock and Roll band has a very soulful side as well.
  7. waynep
    Dec 16, 2002
    8
    I like it! i take the songs for what they mean to one person who created it . the dude did this album for himself remember that lets all I like it! i take the songs for what they mean to one person who created it . the dude did this album for himself remember that lets all share the ride man Expand

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