Reckon

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
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  1. Sep 27, 2012
    70
    Reckon is a statement that hits hard (and close to home) if you'll give it a careful listen.
  2. Q Magazine
    Dec 11, 2012
    60
    It's very diversity makes it a little impersonal and even arch, but there are strong songs here and a retrospective disc shows there's plenty more where they came from. [Jan 2013, p.102]
  3. Under The Radar
    Nov 30, 2012
    30
    Collett uses instruments sparingly. That coupled with his clear tones is too simplistic a combination. [Oct/Nov 2012, p.128]
  4. 60
    Collett may have dodged the usual pitfalls of political music, but some more risk might have truly captured the anger that he, and the rest of the nation, feels.
  5. Sep 27, 2012
    80
    Even though there's a dramatic shift thematically, Collett maintains his signature sound of acoustic slow jams and the occasional up-tempo number.
  6. Oct 24, 2012
    64
    Permanently set on "saunter," these songs' clever structures are often overshadowed by their aw-shucks delivery.
  7. Nov 19, 2012
    80
    With Reckon, Collett offers an unblemished view of all its troubles and travails. To his credit, this tireless troubadour puts it all in perspective.
  8. 80
    The folksy settings are tinted with brooding strings and tearful pedal steel, adding colour to well-turned lines.
  9. 80
    The songs never sink to the downbeat morass of its socio-economic subject matter. On the contrary his voice, somewhat like John Lennon's, is boyishly refreshing even when the music is as stark.
  10. It's tender, touching and not nearly as miserable as its subject matter suggests.

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