The List - Rosanne Cash
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Their contributions serve only to enhance Rosanne Cash's renditions of songs that Johnny Cash understood to delineate cornerstone facets of American culture.
  2. Although meant to honor?father Johnny’s musical tastes, The List better serves as an exquisite reminder of Rosanne’s own history of artistic rebelliousness.
  3. He'd be proud of what his little girl's done with that sheet of paper.
  4. Cash not only infuses love into her delivery on the collection but also proves herself a supreme song stylist.
  5. 80
    It's all about Rosanne's voice. And she's rarely sounded better. [Nov 2009, p.96]
  6. 80
    Twelve are here, and while Rosanne doesn't reinvent songs in the manner of, say, Cat Power, she does restate them briskly, with husband John Levanthal's production pushing her beautiful bell-like voice to the fore. [Dec 2009, p. 87]
  7. The List is a renewal and a testament to life, and it belongs to her father as much as it belongs to her, a beautiful restatement of her father's passions, only now, they've become his daughter's treasures, as well.
  8. The List still pulls off a rare feat: It's a covers album that stands as an essential addition to an artist's catalogue.
  9. On The List, it’s a remarkable testament to her broader artistry that the same consistency and generosity extends to a batch of cover songs.
  10. The List is a testament to both Cash Jr.'s vocal talents and Cash Sr.'s catholic taste.
  11. She’s in fine voice on The List too, crooning the classics as though they were lullabies--as if she were drawing on memories of her father singing softly in the dark of night, trying not to disturb the ghosts that haunt these songs.
  12. Overall, these imaginative interpretations would make Papa proud.
  13. 70
    Drawing from a syllabus of 100 essential country tunes compiled by dad Johnny in the 1970s, Rosanne Cash delivers the most enjoyable history lesson imaginable.
  14. The album standout, however, is Cash's wonderful version of Hank Cochran's "She's Got You." [Fall 2009, p.75]
  15. Sad to say, The List is an overly polite, lifeless collection of tried and trusted country standards apparently recommended as required listening by her father back in 1973. [Dec 2009, p. 126]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 6, 2011
    8
    A great album which makes us youngsters know the old songs. Rosanne Cash takes those songs that her well-known father played to her and makes a new version of them with her fantastic voice, sometimes in duet with other well-known artists. The best song is "Sea of Heartbreak". A few, though, are a bit boring for my taste. I reccommend everyone (except hard rock/metal fans) to have a listen to it. Full Review »
  2. NathanL.
    Oct 9, 2009
    10
    Awesome, the duets are especially good. The best part of the album is the duet with neko case!