The Way It Really Is

Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Rolling Stone
    60
    Even the slowest stuff here is palatable. [19 Aug 2004, p.120]
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. ZacharyL
    Sep 2, 2006
    10
    It is an absluotley incredible CD by the best artist ever!!!
  2. Tori
    Dec 20, 2004
    10
    One of the more brilliant and overlooked albums of the year, this is a sonic delight, with heartfelt lyrics and catchy melodies. One of the more brilliant and overlooked albums of the year, this is a sonic delight, with heartfelt lyrics and catchy melodies. Congratulations Lisa, you've proven yourself to be a musician worthy of respect. "The Way It Really Is" is a MUST HAVE CD. Get it today! Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Aug 27, 2004
    10
    Awesome stuff in a market of pathetic attempts at pop and folk. Truely inspiring and heartfelt.