Stand Still, Look Pretty

  • Record Label: Maverick
  • Release Date: May 23, 2006
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. The great majority of Stand Still, Look Pretty is tuneful, tastefully rootsy, and quite engaging country-pop.
  2. This is a solid, sturdy set of songs befitting their rootsy-but-not-exactly-honky-tonk settings.
  3. Solid songs all, delivered with a muscular vocal conviction that does considerably more than merely sell them.
  4. Entertainment Weekly
    67
    Great country needs the grit that is missing here. [26 May 2006, p.106]
  5. Blender
    60
    At times you wish Branch and Harp would dig deeper. [Jun 2006, p.149]
  6. A thoroughly dull collection of acoustic-based country-rock ballads you could hear at any local open-mike night.
  7. Really, all there is to be said about The Wreckers is that, in playing country star dress-up, they're reasonably pleasant and inoffensive, which puts them a bit ahead of a good deal of what's currently popular in country music.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. TomT.
    Jul 8, 2007
    10
    Just can not get enough from this album.
  2. AdamC
    Jun 26, 2007
    10
    Being a huge solo Michelle Branch fan, I was a little iffy on her " going Country route ". However after hearing this CD and seeing how much Being a huge solo Michelle Branch fan, I was a little iffy on her " going Country route ". However after hearing this CD and seeing how much exposure Michelle has gotten from this recent crossover im all smiles. My favorite track is " Tennessee " its deep, and has a great sound to it. Michelle and Jessica suit each others voices very well in this CD and I really think they are the best female country duo to have come out in a long time. Full Review »
  3. BrianM
    Apr 25, 2007
    10
    Typically, I'm not a big country fan, but I have to say I absolutely love this album. Simple, understated, melodic, and entirely Typically, I'm not a big country fan, but I have to say I absolutely love this album. Simple, understated, melodic, and entirely beautiful. If you don't have Stand Still, Look Pretty, you should. Full Review »