Metascore
93

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. Mar 25, 2021
    80
    The Hazlewood duets certainly fluctuate between hot and cold far too much, but as a document and testament to the scope and appeal of Nancy Sinatra, it’s fair to say that this compilation nails it and then some.
  2. Mar 4, 2021
    90
    What sets Start Walkin' 1965-1976 apart from earlier comps from Rhino and Raven is that it's not strictly a hits collection. ... Instead, Start Walkin' 1965-1976 focuses on the stranger numbers within Sinatra's catalog -- hazy, symphonic psych-pop written and produced by Hazlewood. ... They help make for a convincing portrait of Nancy Sinatra as an idiosyncratic artist happily working within the confines of L.A.'s lushest studios.
  3. Feb 11, 2021
    90
    Her stylish performances are consistent with the excellence found on the rest of the album.
  4. Feb 8, 2021
    100
    This set, which has been remastered from the original analogue tapes, features sleevenotes by the unmatched Amanda Petrusich, as well as an interview with Sinatra and unseen photos from her personal collection. It’s nothing less than her supreme career warrants. Here’s to the queen of danger-pop, and to Light In The Attic for getting the belated celebrations started.
  5. 90
    Start Walkin’ excavates the finest moments of some inconsistent albums to prove her iconic status is well earned.
  6. Feb 8, 2021
    81
    These 23 tracks cover a lot of ground musically and critically, tracing her massive hits in the mid 1960s and following her as she weathers professional upheavals and changing pop trends. Start Walkin’ does not, however, include Sinatra’s very first singles, when she was a teenager trying to find her voice.
  7. Feb 8, 2021
    90
    Start Walkin’ emphasises the team’s many deviations from the mean, demonstrating how inventive and subversive Sinatra’s music could be even before her music with Hazlewood took a more avidly idiosyncratic direction with Nancy & Lee. ... 23 concise chapters that are thrilling, surprising and sometimes sublime.