Release Me - Lyle Lovett
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  • Summary: Lyle Lovett's final album with Curb Records features guest appearances from k.d. lang, Kat Edmonson, and Sara and Sean Watkins.
  • Record Label: Lost Highway
  • Genre(s): Country, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Rock & Roll, Contemporary Country
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Feb 29, 2012
    90
    Release Me, his final album of an almost 30-year career for Curb, finds him resolutely steadfast in his excellence and eclecticism.
  2. 83
    Lovett doesn't just cover his favorite songs here, he transforms them. [2 Mar 2012, p.73]
  3. Feb 29, 2012
    80
    Lovett is relaxing into the songs and sounds he loves, and he hasn't sounded like so much fun in years.
  4. 70
    Thoughtfully assembled and beautifully rendered.
  5. Apr 5, 2012
    67
    His trademark big-band singer-songwriter acumen is splendidly arranged and performed in a manner equivalent to Lovett's high-class reputation.
  6. Jul 26, 2012
    60
    Some stand up to the violins and mandolins, but others get overwhelmed.
  7. Feb 29, 2012
    50
    It's largely covers and duets, with Lovett coasting through some favorite songs with his combo.

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