• Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2013
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Apr 8, 2013
    60
    Modest, low-key, and unassuming, Old Yellow Moon is finally too conventional a record to rank as a major addition to either Harris or Crowell’s discographies.
  2. Mar 22, 2013
    60
    Moon might be a bit of a victory lap, but it's a fun ride nonetheless. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.106]
  3. 60
    “Here We Are” and “Back When We Were Beautiful” treat ageing with wistful nobility, Harris's voice cracking poignantly on the latter, while Crowell delivers a trenchant version of Kris Kristofferson's self-lacerating drug song “Chase the Feeling.”
  4. Mar 15, 2013
    55
    The musicianship is smart and faultless, but also too subtle. [No. 96, p.54]
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  1. Apr 30, 2014
    8
    This was the 4th best country album of 2013. I am a huge fan of lyrical country and thus Jason Isbell's Southeastern album was very good butThis was the 4th best country album of 2013. I am a huge fan of lyrical country and thus Jason Isbell's Southeastern album was very good but there has to be a balance between conceptual depth and musical achievement. This album is the closest thing to time travel we might ever get. This is your grandfather’s father country sound, yet it does not sound out of place on your iPod. “Bull Rider” is the perfect example—ol’ school. “Back when we were beautiful” is simply amazing in every sense of the word. Isbell’s album has better writing, but Old Yellow Moon is better album altogether. The writing on Old Yellow Moon is a B- but the music is A+. 86/100. 2013 will go down in history as the one of the best years in Country Music history. Full Review »