Songs and Stories [Live]

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Aug 19, 2011
    75
    In a world of machined beats, tuned vocals and committee songs, this is what honest living sounds like.
  2. Aug 19, 2011
    80
    Songs And Stories is plenty good enough to be going on with.
  3. Aug 19, 2011
    78
    Chock-full of crowd-pleasers plus a mystifying tale of Townes Van Zandt's "If I Needed You," Clark and his band once again weave a beguiling spell.
  4. Aug 19, 2011
    80
    Songs and Stories is as good a place as any to get to know the man who has inspired Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Joe Ely, and numerous others.
  5. Aug 19, 2011
    80
    With a talented quartet of musicians in tow--Thompson, Shawn Camp, Bryn Davies and Kenny Malone--the acoustic setting provides newcomers with an ideal introduction and gives longtime fans further reason for ongoing appreciation.
  6. Aug 19, 2011
    80
    Guy wasn't kidding when he sang "it's got to come from the heart if you want it to work;" here, he and his talented crew prove it, playing and singing like nobody's watching.
  7. Aug 19, 2011
    70
    Songs and Stories suggests he's coasting just a bit, and though he's still one of the true legends of the Texas songwriting community, this simply doesn't capture him at the top of his game.
  8. 70
    His latest, Songs and Stories, is simply Clark doing what he does best: relating life's joys and sorrows, from "Homegrown Tomatoes" to "The Randall Knife," in song.
  9. Uncut
    Oct 18, 2011
    60
    It's essentially Clark in all his acoustic finery. [Nov 2011, p.96]

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