She Loves You - The Twilight Singers
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. A record lacking in a substantial amount of soul, grit and sensuality.
  2. She Loves You treats each song differently while still being carefully sequenced so that its tracks cohere into a narrative of love and loss, resulting in a record that manages to sound as if its tracks were the product of one mind.
  3. The songs here often found their way into the group's tours for Blackberry Belle; this probably accounts for how much they resemble Twilight material, even as the original shape is maintained.
  4. Dulli isn’t in Johnny Cash’s league yet -- then again, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits are the only people who are -- but 'She Loves You' marks him out as a fellow traveller.
  5. It's still very plainly the Dulli Show, placing his cigarette-stained voice and oversized heartache front-and-center.
  6. A compellingly listenable record whose thematic signal points add up to one of the very, very few viable theme/concept albums composed solely of cover tunes.
  7. Cover albums tend to be self-indulgent stunts, but not for Dulli. She Loves You comes across as the most natural expression of him as an artist.
  8. A wholly stunning album. [#7]
  9. Triumphantly succeeds in underlining Dulli's deft touch in understanding the magic woven into the fabric of great pop. [4 Sep 2004, p.73]
  10. 80
    These may be other people's words, but Dulli well knows the vocabulary. [Nov 2004, p.112]
  11. Dulli sounds like he's performing at a Sunday pub gig. [Oct 2004, p.130]
  12. 50
    His interpretations seem both timid and presumptuous. [Oct 2004, p.120]
  13. The entire package hangs together gloriously: The renditions bear the sensuous heat of Dulli's self-penned work.
  14. She Loves You's real triumph is the fact that it sounds like a Twilight Singers record first and a covers collection second.
  15. [Dulli] treats them all with the same ravenous intensity.
  16. For better and worse, Dulli molds these bizarrely disparate song choices into shapes that suit his style, overpowering them on occasion, but only so as not to come across as slavishly deferential or dull.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. RichardW
    Oct 21, 2005
    9
    Brilliantly cohesive for a covers album. The choice of songs is brave - esp. Hyperballad and Strange Fruit - but somehow Dulli pulls it off. A gem of a record. Full Review »
  2. Marco
    Oct 21, 2005
    10
    Some of GD at his intensest. The rendition of Please Stay is simply beautiful
  3. NJstixx
    Feb 7, 2005
    9
    Unbelievable record. There's no question Dulli's got soul.