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  • Summary: The eighth full-length studio release for the singer-songwriter was influenced by her break up with Steve Earle and the autism diagnosis for her son Henry.
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  • Record Label: Entertainment One Music
  • Genre(s): Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
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Like It Used to Be
Change comes in like a rising tide Ain't no reason ain't no signs It's just the way future will turn It's just the way the barricades burn Take one... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mar 16, 2015
    90
    An emotionally raw yet aesthetically fine album. She may have reached into the depths for these songs, but she's delivered us the gift of a burning light.
  2. 80
    Her eighth studio release flows with remarkable continuity. Notwithstanding the melancholy circumstances, Moorer is rocking out forcefully on chugging, swampy gems.
  3. Uncut
    Mar 13, 2015
    80
    Out of the pain and anger, Moorer has fashioned the finest album of her career. [Apr 2015, p.80]
  4. Mar 17, 2015
    80
    The taut and engaging first half of Down to Believing juxtaposes formidable country-rock like "I Lost My Crystal Ball" and the garage-rock-at-heart "Tear Me Apart" against more poised and controlled expressions of emotional unrest.
  5. Q Magazine
    Apr 1, 2015
    80
    It's when Moorer drops her guard on Like It Used To Be, Thunderstorm/Hurricane and the self-lacerating Mama Let the World In that Down To Believing bursts from black and white into full colour. [May 2015, p.109]
  6. Mojo
    Apr 22, 2015
    80
    If the album has a fault, it's in sequencing, with some of stronger moments low in the pecking order. [May 2015, p.99]
  7. Mar 13, 2015
    60
    There is a neat cover of Creedence’s Have You Ever Seen the Rain but the best songs are her own heartfelt and brooding country ones.

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