Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. To be sure, this is recognizably within his comfort zone--as always, when you do it as well as he does, there's no need to change--but beneath that supple exterior there are a few surprises, chief among them the re-emergence of Strait the songwriter.
  2. Twang adds 13 more songs to his legacy, without detracting from it in any way. Some of these songs are as good as anything he’s done, which is saying something.
  3. Do these self-penned songs explode like bottle rockets in the vast West Texas sky? No. They sound like George Strait songs, of course. But look, the dude's cut 57 No. 1 hits. Would you change your tune?
  4. Risky or not, Twang is nonetheless one of the more interesting permutations of the prototypical George Strait record.
  5. There are some great things here, but not likely enough for Strait to win another Grammy for best country album, which he did last year.
  6. After 28 years, you'd think it would be tough coming up with new twists to captivate audiences. But apparently not for King George, whose latest album, Twang, is among the finest collections of songs he's released.
  7. Strait's albums have sometimes suffered from stylistic predictability, and this one, like his others, doesn't dive very deep into emotional territory, but it's still a standout in a long, hit-filled repertory.
  8. He picks solid songs with themes just about anyone can relate to, and he sings them with a hint of twang in his warm voice. His songs feel like home, and his latest, Twang, is no different.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. LeRoyS.
    Aug 31, 2009
    8
    Nothing that hasn't been covered. Daniel gave it a zero because of the name of the album. I personally don't care what it's Nothing that hasn't been covered. Daniel gave it a zero because of the name of the album. I personally don't care what it's called. I care about the songs. Full Review »
  2. Daniel
    Aug 16, 2009
    0
    Twang... terrible name.
  3. JudyW.
    Aug 13, 2009
    10
    George Strait is "The Man"! It's his "voice"! Say what you will, the man can sing! That is why he is "timeless". Now put him in his George Strait is "The Man"! It's his "voice"! Say what you will, the man can sing! That is why he is "timeless". Now put him in his wranglers, a cowboy hat and flash that that killer smile...well..."I'm in love!" He's the best! He's "King George" and there is only one!! Full Review »