Pay The Devil - Van Morrison
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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter takes a stab at country music with this collection of a dozen covers and three originals.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. 100
    It would be fanciful, not to mention disrespectful, to say that Morrison has waited his whole career to make this album. But he makes it sound like he has. [Apr 2006, p.96]
  2. Morrison is a natural at sounding like a disconsolate guy unloading on a bartender. [10 Mar 2006, p.63]
  3. 80
    Most of the time he makes the profound sadness seem like the best party in either Nashville or Dublin. [Apr 2006, p.116]
  4. A rough, intriguing fit. [Apr/May 2006, p.101]
  5. It's hard to see it as anything more than another mildly diverting whim. [Apr 2006, p.116]
  6. Overall, Pay the Devil is a simple album with a couple of remarkable Morrison performances.
  7. Pay The Devil is for Van Morrison completists only.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8