• Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Apr 27, 2004
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. 100
    In a way, Trampin' is to this decade what Horses was to the '70s: a repudiation of its time, and the promise of a way forward. [Apr 2004, p.98]
  2. Trampin' has her sounding revitalized, her contagious energy striking sparks off her longtime musical collaborators.
  3. Smith's vision is as rapturous as ever, and it receives its most focused, impassioned treatment here.
  4. 83
    At 57, Smith can still find the ecstatic in the everyday, and she's no longer adrift in the mandolin wind. [May 2004, p.109]
  5. No, she hasn't regained her sense of humor, but aren't you fast losing yours?
  6. Reaches heights of lyrical grace... but also sinks into pretentious polemics. [30 Apr 2004, p.161]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. steveg
    Nov 14, 2004
    10
    This is the best CD I've heard this year. She's an old fav of mine though I haven't particularly been into her lately. Great This is the best CD I've heard this year. She's an old fav of mine though I haven't particularly been into her lately. Great writing. Beautiful slow songs and some fine rockers. Ghandi is a classic. I'm much more a fan of live music than CDs and she kicks it live, too. Get this CD if you like the cerebral and the rockin'! Full Review »
  2. TerryD
    May 16, 2004
    5
    Sorry - don't care, don't care, don't care. Some of this album is "nice" - so what? Give me "Horses" or any of the first three Sorry - don't care, don't care, don't care. Some of this album is "nice" - so what? Give me "Horses" or any of the first three albums anyday. Patti, you really went down the wrong road when you "learned to sing". The spirituality makes me want to vomit. The whole record sounds pretentious to me, certainly not personal like "Horses". I don't need to be preached to! Full Review »
  3. JDaly
    May 2, 2004
    10
    One of her best...ranks up there with Radio Ethiopia and Gone Again, just a bit below Horses