Wicked Grin - John Hammond
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9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. Jan 31, 2012
    9
    Just finished listening to Wicked Grin for the first time, and I have to say it is a very solid album from start to finish. Pretty much every song was a joy to hear, although there was one track towards the middle that seemed like it started out a bit off, but even that was a minor hiccup.
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88

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

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  1. 70
    The material is perfectly suited to Hammond's subtle syncopation and sauntering vocals. The warmth of the recording makes it seem all the more like listening to a master storyteller sharing tales that have been passed down through generations.
  2. His album of Waits' penned-and-produced songs may be the masterwork of Hammond's long career, as well as further testament to Waits' unique genius.
  3. A near-perfect mix of two sympathetic talents operating in top form.