Townes

  • Record Label: New West
  • Release Date: May 12, 2009
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. VaughnA
    May 27, 2009
    6
    It's an okay cover record, but go buy Townes original stuff instead. After 10 years of pissing in the wind with politics, acting and telling us how much in love he is, I've come to the conclusion the Steve Earle has "jumped the shark". This does nothing to change my mind.

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Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Earle, Townes Van Zandt's foremost disciple, gives 15 favorites the kind of carefully considered settings they deserve.
  2. 80
    While Earle's brawny attack might seem ill-suited to Van Zandt's wistful angst, he does his idol justice on this vibrant covers set, delivering supersonic bluegrass and starry-eyed ballads with the same thoughtful finesse.
  3. Townes does what a tribute album should do: Earle evokes the essence of the honoree without giving up a smidgen of his own individuality.