Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Apr 3, 2020
    92
    “Never Will,” is not a letdown. ... It’s McBryde as the driver that makes this the second straight country album of the year contender in a row he’s produced (coming off Brandy Clark’s very different, more stylized effort).
  2. Apr 6, 2020
    80
    McBryde stretches musically and melodically to incorporate country, pop and alternative rock sounds, while her lyrics are brazen, badass and unexpectedly beautiful.
  3. 80
    Never Will (pre-order here) proves the tough gal persona she established on that stunning debut was no fluke or act. It shows she’s got plenty of raw talent to keep her career growing as another capable, no BS rootsy country infused woman who has charged into the charts and is likely to stay there.
  4. Mojo
    Apr 3, 2020
    80
    Fine follow-up. ... McBryde's charisma remains centre-stage. [May 2020, p.90]
  5. Apr 3, 2020
    80
    McBryde’s second major-label release, Never Will, is just as daring and deep, sometimes deceptively so [as Girl Going Nowhere].
  6. Apr 3, 2020
    80
    ["Sparrow" and "Stone"] are melancholy grace notes on an album that's otherwise strikingly open-hearted and resilient, proof that McBryde is broadening her horizons while deepening her core humanistic strengths as a writer and performer.
  7. May 4, 2020
    70
    The quality of the material on this album shows she's got a lot on her mind -- maybe more than she realizes.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Apr 11, 2020
    8
    I wasn't sure she would repeat her success with her second effort but clearly she is a force to be reckoned with. Great vocals, fine acousticI wasn't sure she would repeat her success with her second effort but clearly she is a force to be reckoned with. Great vocals, fine acoustic tunes but mostly country crossover, and a great storyteller with rock licks throughout. She takes no prisoners and once you listen track to track she is just that good.. Full Review »