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  • Summary: The follow-up to the Oklahoma singer-songwriter's 2012 Grammy-nominated debut From The Ground Up was co-produced with Wes Sharon.
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  • Record Label: Blue Dirt Records
  • Genre(s): Country, Alt-Country, Americana, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country-Rock
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Dec 18, 2014
    90
    Songs is a doozy. [Sep 2014, p.93]
  2. 90
    When it’s all over, you listen again, with equal amazement. No, albums like this one don’t come along very often.
  3. Fullbright’s first record, From the Ground Up, scored a surprise Grammy nomination in the Americana category two years ago, but don’t be surprised when Songs starts topping EOTY lists in December.
  4. May 30, 2014
    80
    He has figured out how understatement can lend gravity to a song. Mr. Fullbright joins the lineage of terse Southwestern songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, sticking to a few folky chords and reaching for unassailable clarity.
  5. Jul 11, 2014
    80
    Overall, it's a good album.
  6. Magnet
    Jun 18, 2014
    80
    These songs are all stripped-down gems by a great performer who's unselfconsciously brave--and moving from strength to strength. [No. 110, p.55]
  7. 60
    Songs finds John Fullbright more concerned with the act of writing than with illuminating a subject.

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  1. Jul 9, 2014
    10
    One of the bravest follow up records ever made! When an artist takes chances in the face of public and critical acclaim and affection for theOne of the bravest follow up records ever made! When an artist takes chances in the face of public and critical acclaim and affection for the types of songs and songwriting that helped From The Ground Up become such a success it really shows the type of artist you are dealing with. This album is proof of the potential and growth I hoped was possible when I first heard his debut. Expand