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Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. AndyO
    Jun 6, 2009
    Unlike many of the new country albums, you can hear the steel guitar loud and clear in this one. It's an album you can listen to over and over and never get bored. It's one of the best I've ever listened to.
  2. RichM.
    Aug 26, 2008
    Best album I've heard in many many years, rock, country jazz or otherwise!
  3. LisaM
    Feb 4, 2009
    My boyfriend turned me onto classic country with the likes of Waylon Jennings and John Anderson. I fell in love with Jmey Johnson when he put out "The Dollar", when the "Lonesome Song" album came out--on vinyl, I was hooked!! His voice, his depth of emotion, and his fabulous band, the whole package is "Grammy" material!!
  4. NickM.
    May 24, 2009
    AMAZING cd....this is truely country music at its finest.. this is a truely refreshing change from a lot of the pop-oriented country music that is coming out nowadays.
  5. TabithaJ.
    Sep 15, 2008
    This is the second best cd I have ever heard (the first being Smoke Rings In the Dark by Gary Allan). There isn't one song on there I don't like. Amazing!!!! I'm not just a country fan. I love all types of music.
  6. Ernie
    Sep 25, 2008
    It's the most "real" and heartfelt country album this year. From his pain grows jagged beauty.

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. That Lonesome Song is a testament to raw and real, right down to open studio mics catching stray commentary and static from a bad input.
  2. That Lonesome Song has the point of view, style and sheer quality of craft to kick off such a movement; even if that doesn't happen, it's one of the best, purest country albums to come out of Nashville in ages.
  3. 80
    By the end, when Johnson stakes a place vocally, geographically, and alphabetically "somewhere between [Waylon] Jennings and [George] Jones," you're relieved he still has his wits about him.