Somewhere Else - Lydia Loveless
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  • Summary: The Ohio country-rock singer is backed by Nick German, Ben Lamb, and Todd May on her third full-length release.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Feb 25, 2014
    88
    Somewhere Else [is] her third and best album.
  2. Like its predecessor Indestructible Machine, the album belies her age and finds the singer churning out songs that are wise beyond her years.
  3. Feb 18, 2014
    83
    Somewhere Else may have the finesse of a professional with many years on the books, but it also has the languor that accompanies an amateur treading on uneven ground.
  4. Feb 14, 2014
    80
    The production on Somewhere Else is crisp and clean (though they could have pushed Loveless' distinctive voice slightly more out front).
  5. Feb 18, 2014
    80
    It's anyone's guess where Loveless will go from here, but she's already made an album that's genuinely dazzling, and Somewhere Else sounds like a real contender for best album of 2014.
  6. Feb 21, 2014
    75
    For a country-punk prodigy, Loveless is only getting better with age. [Feb/Mar 2014, p.73]
  7. Feb 14, 2014
    60
    The lyrics can get melodramatic (Verlaine Shot Rimbaud) and vulgar (Head), but there are gems here, too.

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  1. Feb 26, 2014
    10
    Lydia Loveless has a seasoned voice for a young lady her age. Take, for example, Taylor Swift, Lorde and even Katy Perry - they all have little girl voices and I can't relate to that being 38 years old. This new album is more lyrically astute and the melodies, instrumentation and general feel of the album surpasses her last album, although that is a great album also. Can't help but say I love her cover of "They Don't Know About Love." I'm havin' a few beers while listening to this one. lol Expand