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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. PeterW.
    Sep 13, 2007
    9
    Fantastic album, despite, rather than because of, the Nashville treatment. Title track, Falter, Drinking Problem - all great great songs - but would be even better if it was just Lori and her guitar. Then I would have given it 10. (by the way, I reckon her best 10 songs are among the best I have ever heard)
  2. KevinF.
    Aug 24, 2007
    9
    The songs speak for themselves on this album....no need for an over-glossed studio production...Lori McKenna is one of the best songwriters I've heard in a long time, and her songs sound best when she sings them. Although Faith Hill did a fantastic job with three of McKenna's songs, I have to give the kudo's to the writer of those songs (Fireflies, If You Ask, Stealing The songs speak for themselves on this album....no need for an over-glossed studio production...Lori McKenna is one of the best songwriters I've heard in a long time, and her songs sound best when she sings them. Although Faith Hill did a fantastic job with three of McKenna's songs, I have to give the kudo's to the writer of those songs (Fireflies, If You Ask, Stealing Kisses) off of her Fireflies Album, Lori McKenna. Expand
  3. MattD.
    Aug 28, 2007
    7
    Production gets a bit too mid tempo at times, but fortunately, it is not overproduced. Those who liked the treatment Faith Hill gave to her songs will like this. Her vocals are decent, and her lyrics are her strongest point.
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Though it lacks their star power and radio-ready hooks, it offers instead songs that are written and sung with a heartfelt authenticity neither McGraw nor Hill can rival.
  2. Unglamorous clearly shows that the 36-year-old has graduated.
  3. Her vivid miniatures of complicated intimacies and everyday inadequacies slip between the cracks of country, folk, and rock, and they're as graceful as they are unflinching.