Songbird

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. The Cardinals' indistinct country-rock hybrid muffles the material.
  2. It's apparent Nelson doesn't share Adams's enthusiasm for the Fleetwood Mac and Grateful Dead numbers, but he's at home with Gram Parsons's $1,000 Wedding and Leonard Cohen's well-covered Hallelujah.
  3. Ultimately Songbird feels a bit rushed, and when you have as gifted a songwriter as Adams working with as gifted a songwriter as the Red-Headed Stranger, it's a bit of a letdown to ponder what they could have done.
  4. Even if music history notes that Willie could sing the phone book and make it interesting, Songbird proves that's not true.
  5. It has been said that Nelson can sing just about anything--which doesn't necessarily mean that he should.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. christinec
    May 6, 2007
    1
    Willie Nelson/Ryan Adams curious musical challenge. Willie has written some of the most beautiful lyrics and music.Many artists have Willie Nelson/Ryan Adams curious musical challenge. Willie has written some of the most beautiful lyrics and music.Many artists have benefited from his genius. Go to sleep Willie and do not cry and I will sing a lulluaby. Full Review »
  2. chrisc
    May 6, 2007
    1
    one for bothering.two to ten why did you bother.young artist producing.your too old to bother choice of songs not good bad interruptation go one for bothering.two to ten why did you bother.young artist producing.your too old to bother choice of songs not good bad interruptation go to sleep little darling dont you try andi will sing to you a lullabuy. there can be toooooo many willies Full Review »
  3. VickyT
    Nov 19, 2006
    10
    come on it is Wllie nelson!!!!!!!!!!