Push Any Button - Sam Phillips
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 12, 2013
    88
    The 10 tracks breeze past in 29 minutes, and the singer-songwriter doesn’t waste any of them.
  2. 80
    Unlike other singer/songwriters, she consistently pushes her and her audience’s boundaries with music that’s as catchy as it is intriguing and idiosyncratic.
  3. Aug 14, 2013
    80
    Push Any Button, although fleeting in length, is a testament to an artist who is so capable of keeping you guessing every step along the fascinating way.
  4. Aug 13, 2013
    80
    Phillips’ very considerable skill is in getting to the core of an idea, stripping it down to essentials and then shading it subtly with cross-currents of meaning and musical counterpoint.
  5. Aug 12, 2013
    80
    Push Any Button is what Sam Phillips fans have come to rely on over her course of her career: a perfectly crafted album that overflows with melodic hooks, musical grace, lyrical insight, and emotional depth.
  6. Aug 12, 2013
    70
    It's an insinuating set, bordering on morose in places. [Aug 2013, p.74]
  7. Aug 12, 2013
    70
    She jumps around genres like a Bowie-esque chameleon, but this new effort is a staunch improvement from some of her musical wanderlust.
  8. Aug 13, 2013
    58
    She doesn’t capture that magic consistently on the rest of the album, though, which leaves Push Any Button feeling jumpy and unfocused.

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