Red River Blue - Blake Shelton
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 23, 2011
    50
    The album is more scattered in approach, like he's still trying to figure out his best approach to the album format, to his audience, to his genre. In other words, it sounds a lot like country has in general so far this year: comfortable and unfocused.
  2. Aug 9, 2011
    50
    Like a lot of good-looking country fellas, perhaps Shelton is better seen and not heard.
  3. Jul 18, 2011
    50
    Shelton is the paradigm of the modern Nashville pro.
  4. Jul 12, 2011
    80
    After the success of his "six-pack" album concept with Hillbilly Bone, Blake is back to delivering a full-length offering of music.
  5. Jul 12, 2011
    80
    Shelton continues to shine as a singer, especially on the heartfelt "I'm Sorry'' and the title track, a tender duet with wife Miranda Lambert.
  6. Jul 11, 2011
    50
    Red River Blue may be a significant step forward for Shelton, but he's going to have to be far more consistent in his song choices and steer clear of reductive "I'm so country" shtick like "Good Ole Boys" if he hopes to keep pace with the quality of his wife's albums.
  7. Jul 11, 2011
    60
    For Shelton's fans, this is a whole helping of what you like best, and it's carefully formulated to be exactly that.
  8. 70
    Red River Blue, alongside recent efforts by Blake's summer tour-mate Brad Paisley and wife Miranda Lambert, pretty much defines mainstream country these days – high-quality songs, great singing and musicianship, big production, and the same time-honored, predictable six or seven themes that we've all heard before.
  9. 75
    At times, Shelton's so charming, he could sing his way down a To Do list.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 17, 2012
    10
    Amazing CD, Blake Shelton is one of the most better singers, ever, Red River Blue is an excellent CD, the tracks are really great. Red RiverAmazing CD, Blake Shelton is one of the most better singers, ever, Red River Blue is an excellent CD, the tracks are really great. Red River Blue is a great classic. Full Review »