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  • Summary: The Eurythmics member releases a solo album of rock and blues, recorded at Nashville's famous Blackbird Studios.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 23, 2011
    80
    The great success of The Blackbird Diaries is that it serves as yet another reinforcement of Stewart being one of the most necessary-and perhaps overlooked-songwriters and performers to emerge in the last 30 years.
  2. 70
    Because of the lack of strong material and perhaps lack of preparation, The Blackbird Diaries ends up coming off like just one more project for Stewart, a gifted guy who needed something to do while visiting Nashville and making some talented new friends.
  3. Aug 22, 2011
    70
    The Blackbird Diaries isn't for everyone: it's mainstream but not sterile; it celebrates roots music without overly indulging it or neglecting pop; in short, it's catchy as hell and better than any Stewart solo project to date.
  4. Sep 14, 2011
    70
    A man of many musical guises, Stewart may finally have learned that sometimes just being yourself will do.
  5. Aug 18, 2011
    60
    Highlights are all duets with strong women, notably Stevie Nicks.
  6. Aug 19, 2011
    60
    Duets with Stevie Nicks and the latest country sensation, Colbie Caillat, lift the proceedings--but the tracks that stand out are those where he sings with more personal reflection. [Jul 2011, p.114
  7. Aug 19, 2011
    40
    The rest is country-tinged "roots-rock" fare, dispatched with an irritatingly blokeish. [Aug 2011, p.100]