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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the country rock band features guest appearances from Sheryl Crow, Shooter Jennings, Kesha, Lucius, Willie Nelson, Margo Price, and Neil Young.
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  1. Jun 14, 2019
    The disc’s deep well of strong tracks is testament to Nelson’s maturing abilities.
  2. Uncut
    Jun 14, 2019
    POTR are up to the challenge, delivering concise, dynamic performances a la Petty's Heartbreakers. [Aug 2019, p.35]
  3. Jun 17, 2019
    Nelson and co. have omnivorous tastes and a sense of humor, a combination that results in slow-grooving R&B numbers, sun-kissed pop, rangy rockers, and a persistent good vibe. In troubled times, the band have managed to deliver an album filled with optimism, and that's a remarkable feat.
  4. 70
    These diverse songs find their balance not just with a subtle mix of rootsy country, folk, pop, soul and Americana, but in Nelson’s homespun vocals inviting you to unplug and, well, do what the disc’s title suggests.
  5. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jun 26, 2019
    With Shooter Jening's outlaw holler and Sheryl Crow doing her backing-singer bit, the results are country slick but the execution is flawless. [Summer 2019, p.82]
  6. Jun 21, 2019
    There’s a fine line between escapist and naïve, though, and Nelson and company aren’t afraid to toe it. The extent to which listeners enjoy this record depends on how much they buy into the fantasy of Nelson and his famous pals clinking Coronas around the pool while the rest of the world goes to hell. If it feels a little hollow, well, that’s by design.
  7. Mojo
    Jun 25, 2019
    These songs sound like they were made to be played on-stage (other than a few that don't lift off the ground). [Aug 2019, p.95]

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