• Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Apr 27, 2004
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. TerryD
    May 16, 2004
    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!
  2. steveg
    Nov 14, 2004
    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'!
  3. AdrianEC
    Apr 28, 2004
    A beautiful and powerful album from the poet with politics in heart and power in her mind.
  4. JDaly
    May 2, 2004
    One of her best...ranks up there with Radio Ethiopia and Gone Again, just a bit below Horses

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. While Smith's voice teases out unexpected depth from quotidian phrases and familiar, all-too-justified outrage with current American politics, the band's music can't do the same with the vintage rock riffs recycled here.
  2. Trampin' is an improvement on Gung Ho, Smith's previous release, if only because she hasn't sounded this committed and politically charged in years.
  3. At 57 Ms. Smith has made the most diverse music of her career.