Ready for Confetti - Robert Earl Keen, Jr.
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  • Summary: The Texas songwriter releases his 16th album.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 12, 2011
    80
    Ready for Confetti may be a little different, but it's still very much Robert Earl.
  2. Oct 6, 2011
    80
    Ready for Confetti is, without question, Keen's most inspired and focused project in nearly 20 years.
  3. Oct 6, 2011
    80
    Robert Earl Keen is a master storyteller who blends acoustic, nylon and steel guitar with solid percussion and his pure, distinct voice into the finest Americana has to offer.
  4. Sep 12, 2011
    70
    In dropping the irony for a moment, Keen yet again toys with expectations and shakes up his formula, and it's that openness to change that makes Ready for Confetti one of Keen's finest albums.
  5. Sep 12, 2011
    67
    After more than 30 years, Robert Earl Keen continues telling stories that imprint listeners in a manner that's unforced and cogent, and Ready for Confetti finds him stretching a bit musically.
  6. Sep 12, 2011
    60
    Though the songs are shorter and the tone is sweeter, Ready for Confetti doesn't sound all that different from Keen's last release, 2009's Rose Hotel and in terms of his discography, it is neither disappointing, nor exceptional
  7. Oct 6, 2011
    60
    Ranging from jazzy jaunts to breezy tropical confections and varied country and blues hues, the sometimes-scattered Ready for Confetti is a multicolored parade in which even the shovel-pusher walking behind the horses can find that hope happens, too.

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