Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
Buy On
  1. Jun 9, 2020
    90
    Infusing Self Made Man with gospel and blues, Larkin Poe reinvent musical tradition to trumpet their standpoints.
  2. Jun 16, 2020
    80
    Self Made Man is a further confirmation that these are women of substance.
  3. Uncut
    Jun 9, 2020
    80
    They manage to retain the gravel in their throat while subtly expanding their sound on this fifth album. [Jun 2020, p.33]
  4. 80
    While Larkin Poe are worthy, though, they’re never dull. [Jun 2020, p.87]
  5. Jun 10, 2020
    70
    At the end of the day, the Lovells have created another strong, forward-thinking record that continues to show an overall evolution in Larkin Poe's sound and style, providing a worthy followup to their previous outings.
  6. Jun 9, 2020
    70
    This is unbridled passion, an unyielding declaration of freedom. As strong as it is, however, a little tempering down in a few places could only add to the overall impact.
  7. Mojo
    Jun 26, 2020
    60
    Go some way to subverting stodgy blues-rock gender cliche on an LP that takes off on the Tom Petty-ish title track. [Aug 2020, p.94]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 26, 2020
    10
    Otro éxito más que sumar a la lista de Larkin Poe. Como productor musical estas hermanas se encuentran en el número 1 de grupos soñados que meOtro éxito más que sumar a la lista de Larkin Poe. Como productor musical estas hermanas se encuentran en el número 1 de grupos soñados que me gustaría poder grabar algún día. Full Review »
  2. Jun 15, 2020
    9
    Scorching blues/rock by the sisters Lovell. Rebecca may have the best female blues voice in America right now and her sister Megan is aScorching blues/rock by the sisters Lovell. Rebecca may have the best female blues voice in America right now and her sister Megan is a top-notch slide guitarist, sounding at times like Derek Trucks with the classic blues and Indian inflection. They profess their strength and independence on this album and also provide a great rendition of Blind Willie Johnson's God Moves On The Water. Larkin Poe is now at its peak. Don't miss this one! Full Review »