New Earth Mud - Chris Robinson
New Earth Mud Image
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics What's this?

User Score
9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson takes leave from his band for this debut solo release.
Score distribution:
  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. 60
    Robinson establishes himself as a distinctive singer, his world-weary yet optimistic drawl no longer beholden to the rock larynxes of yore. [#11, p.140]
  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. With too many half-baked songs, he ultimately comes off like a generic amalgam of a bunch of Seventies singer-songwriters.
  7. 40
    He sounds like a man lost amid his own vast record collection. [June 2003, p.109]

See all 8 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16