The True False Identity

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: May 16, 2006
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic 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. Uncut
    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. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    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. 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.
  6. Billboard
    70
    A gripping yet comic collection of Americana songs braced with wit, heartbreak, social critique and spirituality. [20 May 2006]
  7. 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.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. stefL.
    Jul 1, 2006
    10
    great great great album !!!!!!!!!!!
  2. 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 ! Full Review »