Pushin' Against a Stone

  • Record Label: Concord
  • Release Date: Aug 13, 2013
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
Buy On
  1. Q Magazine
    Aug 12, 2013
    60
    If there's a fault, the self-consciously retro production doesn't push her far enough. [Jul 2013, p.106]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 13, 2014
    10
    A mix of traveling Appalachian folk and vintage blues soul, Valerie June's Pushin' Against a Stone is a stunning debut.
    BEST TRACKS: Somebody
    A mix of traveling Appalachian folk and vintage blues soul, Valerie June's Pushin' Against a Stone is a stunning debut.
    BEST TRACKS: Somebody to Love, Twined and Twisted
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  2. Feb 19, 2014
    8
    Good luck trying to fit this album in a specific genre. There's blues, folk, some country, and other things too. And they all sound wonderful.Good luck trying to fit this album in a specific genre. There's blues, folk, some country, and other things too. And they all sound wonderful. But more than the music, her voice is truly enchanting. It feels like out of this world. The lyrics are beautiful as well.

    I wish more people would hear this. The best tracks: Somebody to Love, and the title track (it has a kick-ass guitar solo).
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