Wasted in Jackson - Lauren Pritchard
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  • Summary: This is the debut album for the singer born in Jackson, Tennessee; she gained her first major success with her role of Ilse in the Broadway musical, Spring Awakenings.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 16, 2010
    80
    The resulting album is an impressive country-soul-meets pop hybrid, with Pritchard's powerful honey-toned vocals framed by some deft and sometimes dramatic production touches from White. [Nov 2010, p.108]
  2. Dec 16, 2010
    70
    Pritchard is a revelation, and someone of real songwriting talent, not just a mere lucky soul who got picked up on the streets by Presley and told that she had the looks and just needed to supply the talent. This is a pop star who knows her roots and knows where they may take her.
  3. Dec 16, 2010
    70
    Wasted in Jackson ticks lots of stylistic boxes, and while that shouldn't usually cause problems, overall this is an album that doesn't seem to entirely know what it wants to be.
  4. Dec 16, 2010
    60
    The album is all neo-Dusty drama: big voice, big strings, big heartache. It's formulaic, but it mixes Southern orneriness with Brit-style quirks.
  5. Dec 21, 2011
    60
    Wasted in Jackson is the work of a music industry pro who also has a genuine, unaffected natural talent for vintage soul and blues styles.
  6. Feb 25, 2011
    60
    The pervading mood of ennui and desolation begs for some light relief, but the title track speaks volumes for her poise. [Dec 2010, p.104]