Sing It Loud - k.d. lang
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Apr 13, 2011
    88
    Playing with a band of her own (an alt-country collective dubbed the Siss Boom Bang) for the first time in a couple decades, Canada's sometimes strings-besotted crooner has found her guitar groove again.
  2. May 31, 2011
    80
    It's no radical departure, the Canadian chanteuse's sensual croon is still a class apart. [Jun 2011, p.124]
  3. May 18, 2011
    80
    So, was Tony Bennett exaggerating when he called lang, "the best singer of her generation"? Yes, but on this form only a little. [May 2011, p.114]
  4. May 6, 2011
    80
    That lang is a greater and more radiant talent than the rest of the Siss Bang Boom combined is obvious, but so is the fact that in mysterious ways this strange marriage has helped her find her feet and voice again.
  5. Apr 18, 2011
    80
    It's great to hear this timeless artist so relaxed and enjoying herself. Perhaps if she continues her collaborative relationship with The Siss Boom Bang, future recordings could be even more special.
  6. Apr 11, 2011
    80
    Working closely with guitarist and co-producer Joe Pisapia, who co-wrote most of the album, lang has created a mature record that avoids being boring or staid.
  7. Apr 11, 2011
    80
    Folks who were hoping Sing It Loud would be k.d. lang's return to the approach of Absolute Torch & Twang are going to be left wanting again, but if you've been eager to see her clear out a stylistic direction that's her own and make something of it, this album feels like a strong step in a bold, satisfying new direction.
  8. Apr 12, 2011
    60
    Yet vocal gymnastics cannot compensate for an unmemorable set of tunes. [May 2011, p.91]
  9. 20
    An unmitigated disaster.

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