Trouble No More

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Jun 3, 2003
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. The simpler style allows the tense commentary to come through loud and clear, as the band keeps up.
  2. Bursts with old-time voodoo bluster.
  3. 80
    This sounds like a brand-new, re-energized John Mellencamp.
  4. Mellencamp's rawest album to date.
  5. This album doesn't sound that distant from the grass-roots rock of Mellencamp albums such as Scarecrow and The Lonesome Jubilee.
  6. Blender
    70
    His most intimate recording yet. [#17, p.138]
  7. What gives it some distinction is that there's a freshness to the music, largely dervied from its quick recording, a quality that has been lacking in his records for many years now, arguably since Big Daddy.
  8. Trouble No More is good but it's never really all that exciting.
  9. Uncut
    40
    If you really want to hear folk-blues played with rock'n'roll attitude then go back to Boomer's Story or Into The Purple Valley. [Oct 2003, p.111]
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. WizardThe
    Jul 30, 2007
    10
    This recording is a great blues/folk covers album by an American icon. I can't believe I found it in the "Overtsock" section at BMG This recording is a great blues/folk covers album by an American icon. I can't believe I found it in the "Overtsock" section at BMG Music Service. His last last song "To Washington" is more appropriate today than it was in 2003. Mellencamp rocks!!! Full Review »
  2. TomC
    Jul 20, 2007
    3
    I guess you either love or hate his stuff. Being from Indiana he does not represent what I like in music, so I won't buy it.
  3. ScottE
    Feb 13, 2007
    0
    What Bill L said.