Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 5, 2013
    70
    "Annie I Owe You a Dance" has too many strings, and the poignant, "37405," a narrative about a country singer turned convict, could have been leaner. But these are small complaints on a solid and ambitious recording. On Two Lanes of Freedom, McGraw proves he is indeed the artist that Curb never let him be.
  2. Feb 27, 2013
    50
    Overall, Two Lanes of Freedom is uneven but likeable, just like most Tim McGraw records.
  3. Feb 13, 2013
    60
    McGraw seems determined to reel in young folks. But as usual, he fares better as a relaxed 40-something.
  4. 75
    Once he's tipped his Stetson to frat-rock America, this is a deeply traditional country album--and a touch one, too. [15 Feb 2013, p.66]
  5. Feb 5, 2013
    80
    While there is a handful of tracks that will pass airplay muster--the inane but catchy “Truck Yeah,” the breezy Swift and Keith Urban-assisted “Highway Don’t Care”--it’s more interesting when McGraw goes either a little sideways or steps back into contemplative mode.
  6. 50
    Two Lanes is an album that’s all compromise and almost no courage, a coloring book that hasn’t been filled in. He is a star resting on what look like laurels but are actually fallacies.
  7. 50
    The album should keep him atop the country commercial firmament, but doesn't really advance him as an artist.
  8. 70
    “Truck Yeah” is a rare moment of goofy self-referentiality on the otherwise straightforward Two Lanes Of Freedom.
  9. Feb 6, 2013
    83
    You’ll want to hit the road and play this one over and over.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 14, 2013
    7
    well, i just wanna say "highway don't care" and "truck yeah" are absolutely stand out, and as a foreign person who doesn't know much about country music, i think this album is OK, the melody is comfortable, that's it. Full Review »