• Record Label:
  • Release Date:
The True False Identity Image
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Awaiting 1 more rating

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: This is the veteran producer's first solo artist album in 14 years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. On The True False Identity, Burnett substantiates his role as a composer and performer steeped in traditional American music.
  2. 80
    Comes across like a hi-fi version of Tom Waits at his gnarliest. [Jun 2006, p.92]
  3. The time away and working with such diverse influences has enhanced his writing skills, The True False Identity overflowing with dense textures and dexterous social and political commentary that bursts with feverish abandon.
  4. Ultimately... his pinched delivery and humorless moralizing wear thin; by album's end, you wish he'd just start a blog. [26 May 2006, p.107]
  5. As he routinely does with other artists' material, Burnett has outdone himself on the album's production; it's the material itself that's a bit underwhelming.
  6. A gripping yet comic collection of Americana songs braced with wit, heartbreak, social critique and spirituality. [20 May 2006]
  7. From nearly anyone else, The True False Identity would be a striking and adventurous work, but given Burnett's body of work, there's no arguing he can do better.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. JohnL
    Jun 29, 2006
    10
    This is at least a 9, but I'm upping it 'cuz T Bone is just such a great and eclectic writer/artist. It might not be his single This is at least a 9, but I'm upping it 'cuz T Bone is just such a great and eclectic writer/artist. It might not be his single greatest album, but it is a singly great album nonetheless ! Expand
  2. stefL.
    Jul 1, 2006
    10
    great great great album !!!!!!!!!!!