Rules Of Travel - Rosanne Cash

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 100
    This record recasts her unnerving spell--brooding country-pop riffs that conceal devastating lyrics. [May 2003, p.116]
  2. A CD of beautiful and melancholy folk-pop.
  3. 80
    Signals a striking reawakening for a too often overlooked talent. [May 2003, p.96]
  4. Though her voice is hardly the most impressive instrument in country music, Cash knows how to compensate by using an understated approach to more quietly highlight the essence of a song.
  5. The album is a showcase for Cash's trenchant, soul-baring songs about love and mortality.
  6. The production varies from understated to glossy, and Cash has enough presence to carry it all off.
  7. Not terribly exciting for a long-awaited comeback, but a sensitive collection of songs for people traveling down life's lonely highway hand in hand with themselves, for sure.
  8. 60
    Continues Cash's no-fun, high-literary period. [#15, p.121]
  9. At its best... Rules of Travel is deft adult pop; at worst... it's like Steel Magnolias scored by glib sessioneers. [May 2003, p.100]
  10. This is as commercial as country gets.

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