Metascore
87

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
  1. Sep 19, 2013
    90
    It's the best album Fulks has ever made, period, and even if you can't quite make out the twister that swept away all that old anger, it's easy to hear the sweet, sad emptiness it left behind. [No. 102, p.56]
  2. Mar 12, 2014
    89
    A pair of trad-style instrumentals, "Snake Chapman's Tune" and "Pacific Slope," underlines Fulks' sublime stylistic mastery.
  3. Aug 27, 2013
    84
    At a time when modern country feels like bloated spandex-and-Aquanetted pop-metal, Fulks defiantly embraces an unflinching traditionalism.
  4. Aug 27, 2013
    83
    Recorded in three days and stripped down to folky fundamentals, Gone Away Backward may be Fulks’ most cohesive, best-realized album yet.
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  1. Sep 7, 2013
    10
    I'm shocked and embarrassed that I have never heard of Robbie Fulks. I pay attention and listen to a lot of music. Where have I been.I'm shocked and embarrassed that I have never heard of Robbie Fulks. I pay attention and listen to a lot of music. Where have I been. Realistically, I'm sure there are others out there thinking the same thing. If you are, give this record a spin. It's full of rock solid songwriting and insightful wit. Wonderful playing too. I can't stop listening to this and you can bet i'll be searching out his back catalog. Great album. Full Review »