Satisfied at Last

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
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  1. Jul 12, 2011
    70
    Joe Ely is still one of the best things the Lone Star State has to offer, and Satisfied at Last shows he's not about to stop making albums worth hearing, and still finding things to say within the style he's made his own.
  2. 70
    Yet, as familiar as some of his phrases sound, lines like "the watertower has more names" are still striking in their simple evocation of what revisiting the past can be like.
  3. Uncut
    Sep 23, 2011
    60
    He may not quite be the roaring pistolero of old, but mid-tempo songs like "Mockingbird Hill" and "The Highway Is My Home" are beautiful, time-ruffled distillations of border music, Tex-mex and desert rock. [Oct 2011, p.94]
  4. Q Magazine
    Sep 21, 2011
    60
    Solid rather than inspired. [Oct 2011, p.117]
  5. 60
    Now 64, Ely still sings with agility and swagger, though retrospection and mortality tie together the songs here.
  6. Jul 12, 2011
    60
    It's a formula sure to satisfy any fan--even Bruce.
  7. Jul 12, 2011
    50
    Satisfied lacks a contemporary six-string firebrand like Ely's late partner in crime Jesse Taylor and a team of young production bucks kicking in the stall all night.
  8. Jul 12, 2011
    30
    The trouble is, Satisfied at Last is a weak album, period, whether it bears the name Joe Ely or Joe Blow.

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