Unfinished Business - Wanda Jackson
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 9, 2012
    80
    Unfinished Business shows that six decades after her first recordings, that strategy [simplicity] still works, and she can still deliver the goods without a lot of needless fuss.
  2. Oct 26, 2012
    80
    First-time producer Justin Townes Earle has succeeded Jack White as guardian of the Wanda Jackson sound, guiding her through a fascinating mix of covers and originals. [Dec 2012, p.72]
  3. Dec 11, 2012
    60
    She's not ready to call time just yet. [Jan 2013, p.105]
  4. Nov 21, 2012
    60
    [Unfinished Business captures her vigour and verve] with its rough'n'tumble mix of R&B, country and rockabilly. [Dec 2012, p.90]
  5. Oct 9, 2012
    75
    Producer Justin Townes Earle and Jackson get back to the singer's rockabilly roots for an album that lacks the depth of her previous release but works well as a whole.
  6. Oct 9, 2012
    79
    Quick, fast and dirty, like 45s from the '50s, this is a stack of songs that sets the mood for the party-and never looks back.
  7. Oct 9, 2012
    80
    Earle's decisions are always in service to the individual songs and complement Jackson's dynamic performances without overshadowing them.
  8. Oct 10, 2012
    80
    Jackson sounds as vital as ever in front of her live band, and has crafted a definitive album in a storied career. [#92, p.54]
  9. Nov 1, 2012
    60
    Unfinished Business doesn't breach new terrain, but then again, there's really no need.
  10. Oct 9, 2012
    75
    She connects much more deeply with the country lament "Am I Even a Memory?," a duet with Earle. Her interpretation affirms that even at 74, she's still much more than that.

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