Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. Dec 13, 2012
    Woody at 100 doesn't aim to be the definitive, exhaustive guide to Guthrie's singular legacy; it's far too egalitarian for such ambitions.
  2. Uncut
    Oct 26, 2012
    The three-disc set brings the artist's life and times into sharp focus. [Dec 2012, p.87]
  3. Mojo
    Sep 19, 2012
    Great songs and renewed relevance aside, Woody at 100's greatest bounty may still be Guthrie's own sketches and illustrations, beautifully reproduced in the book. [Oct 2012, p.101]
  4. Under The Radar
    Aug 22, 2012
    These recordings carry an arresting immediacy that hasn't waned a whit over the past century. [Aug/Sep 2012, p.124]
  5. Jul 31, 2012
    This sumptuous birthday celebration of America's greatest folk singer is really a present to us: two CDs of his greatest songs and recordings, mostly from the mid-1940s, and a disc of illuminating rarities, including what is thought to be Guthrie's first studio session in 1939.
  6. Jul 20, 2012
    Woody at 100 may be the most successful attempt to capture Guthrie's sprawling essence, but it's hardly the first.
  7. Jul 20, 2012
    There certainly is a great deal more to Guthrie's immense body of work than what is represented on Woody At 100, but apart from some newly discovered recordings that completists will want, this is an ideal package for the uninitiated, and one to be treasured for years to come.
  8. Jul 20, 2012
    One strength of this set-apart from its generous but judicious stockpile of Guthrie art, artifacts, and analysis-is that it doesn't overwhelm.
  9. Jul 20, 2012
    If none of the new songs are essential, they'll still be a boon to completists, while those who only know Guthrie's most famous songs will get a much more rounded overview from Woody at 100.
  10. Jul 20, 2012
    [Guthrie's] story is presented here in this wonderful set.
  11. 91
    This excellent three-CD overview of the hugely influential folksinger's career covers much of the obvious ground, then explores some less-visited hinterlands on its third disc.

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