Gone Away Backward

User Score
3.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 7 out of 11
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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. 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 beI'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. Expand

Awards & Rankings

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. Mar 12, 2014
    89
    A pair of trad-style instrumentals, "Snake Chapman's Tune" and "Pacific Slope," underlines Fulks' sublime stylistic mastery.
  2. Uncut
    Oct 10, 2013
    80
    It's all subtly regal, abetted by banjo, fiddle and mandolin textures. [Nov 2013, p.71]
  3. Mojo
    Sep 19, 2013
    80
    There's all kinds of going back on Robbie Fulks' eleventh and maybe finest collection. [Oct 2013, p.95]