Rebel, Sweetheart - The Wallflowers
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  • Summary: Jakob Dylan & co.'s fifth long-player was produced by Brendan O'Brien.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Not that Rebel, Sweetheart offers anything all that different from previous Wallflowers albums -- they just do what they do better than they have before.
  2. A slickly produced, radio-friendly collection of almost love songs with downbeat lyrics and upbeat guitar riffs. [27 May 2005, p.136]
  3. Dylan's images are sharper than ever and his vision more focused. [22 May 2005]
  4. Rebel, Sweetheart is ample testament that the Wallflowers know the roots of rock, and they're not necessarily interested in tampering with a good formula -- popularity be damned
  5. Merely highlights all the weak spots, like the lifeless voice, generic MOR melodies and the highly noticeable lack of Jakob being Bob.
  6. An immaculately crafted, every-note-in-place recording that is as confidently executed as it is formulaically inoffensive.
  7. 60
    Accomplished but seldom inspired. [Aug 2005, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15