• Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Apr 9, 2002

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Another collection of wise, witty tracks marked by her usual spunky vocal style and slashing slide-guitar work.
  2. Q Magazine
    Assured and dignified. [May 2002, p.119]
  3. The album has only one dark cloud amongst its dozen songs.
  4. Silver Lining is ultimately a showcase for exceptional singing and riveting backup work.
  5. Raitt's eternal vocal effervescence and enthusiasm continue to amaze and astound.
  6. Raitt can still shake some action, but ''Silver Lining'' makes you wish she'd shake it up a bit more.
  7. Mojo
    There's enough happening here to perk up demanding ears. [June 2002, p.106]
  8. Throughout all the various textures, Raitt puts forth her signature soulful vocal delivery and gutsy bottleneck chops, once again proving herself queen of the Americana road.
  9. While her voice has never sounded better, the lion share of songs she selected for the album are mediocre at best.
  10. Uncut
    Silver Lining finds her on top form as guitarist, writer and interpreter. [May 2002, p.108]
  11. Blender
    This rote Los Angeles studio rock is dominated by the radio-friendliest songwriters money can buy. [Jun/Jul 2002, p.112]