- Summary: It's been over 40 years since she released her first album (and four since her last, 2000's 'Still Country'), but the coal miner's daughter returns to the spotlight with this 13-track effort (all Lynn-penned originals), produced by The White Stripes' Jack White.
- Record Label: Interscope
- Genre(s): Country
- More Details and Credits »
|Well, Portland Oregon and sloe gin fizz If that ain't love then tell me what is, aha aha Well, I lost my heart, it didn't take no time That ain't...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 27 out of 27
Mixed: 0 out of 27
Negative: 0 out of 27
BlenderSome of the most gripping singing you're going to hear all year.... A brave, unrepeatable record that speaks to her whole life. [May 2004, p.123]
Entertainment WeeklyCrackling with a bristling immediacy, Van Lear Rose yanks Lynn into the present while never abandoning musical traditions that continue to define her, her voice, and her material. [30 Apr 2004, p.160]
Q MagazineNothing short of remarkable. [Jun 2004, p.102]
NeilHMay 6, 2004A kick in the pants to Nashville from a 70 year old artist who made a leap of faith into gutsy country rock. Now number one on our FMQB A kick in the pants to Nashville from a 70 year old artist who made a leap of faith into gutsy country rock. Now number one on our FMQB report at WDIY Allentown. Her appearance on the Late Show with the DoWhatters was nothing short of a revelation. Neil Hever… Expand
EricHApr 29, 2004Best album of the year so far
IxatA.Sep 19, 2007Loretta Lynn's Van Lear Rose surpasses all of my favorite artists' album(and that includes bjork and white's band)... miss Loretta Lynn's Van Lear Rose surpasses all of my favorite artists' album(and that includes bjork and white's band)... miss being mrs and portland oregon are just exceptional.… Expand
BillCMay 12, 2004Excellent CD. One of the best of the year.
RonnieSSep 9, 2004It is so refreshing to hear this kind of album. It is not over produced, but lets the strong voice of Loretta Lynn come through loud and It is so refreshing to hear this kind of album. It is not over produced, but lets the strong voice of Loretta Lynn come through loud and clear. The lyrics are typically Loretta Lynn and are outstanding!… Expand
NickMMay 22, 2006Loretta Lynn is an absolutly amazing legend of country music, and delivers an outstanding cd. She is a timeless classic who's music can Loretta Lynn is an absolutly amazing legend of country music, and delivers an outstanding cd. She is a timeless classic who's music can prevail and suceed in any era.… Expand
EggHeadMay 2, 2004Worst Album EVER! Ill Mitch's Album was way better then this.
Published: May 11, 2010"Sea of Cowards," the latest album from Jack White's side project The Dead Weather, is out this week. How does it compare to White's other albums, including output from The White Stripes and The Raconteurs?
Published: December 15, 2009Our best of the decade coverage begins with a look at the top-rated albums and artists of the past 10 years. Who finished on top? A band from Austin, and a record that was 37 years in the making.
Awards & Rankings
|Sign O' the Times [Deluxe Edition] - Prince|
|Pylon Box [Box Set] - Pylon|
|Rough and Rowdy Ways - Bob Dylan|
|Wildflowers & All The Rest - Tom Petty|
|Summerlong - Rose City Band|
|To Bring You My Love: The Demos - PJ Harvey|
|Neil Young Archives Vol. II (1972-1976) [Box Set] - Neil Young|
|Hard Luck Stories: 1972-1982 [Box Set] - Richard & Linda Thompson|
|Palo Alto: Live at Palo Alto High School - Thelonious Monk|
|Sex, Death & The Infinite Void - Creeper|
|Punisher - Phoebe Bridgers|
|RTJ4 - Run the Jewels|
|Pleased To Meet Me [Deluxe Edition] - The Replacements|
|Women in Music, Pt. III - HAIM|
|Folklore - Taylor Swift|
|Optimisme - Songhoy Blues|
|Letter to You - Bruce Springsteen|
|Homegrown - Neil Young|
|Inlet - Hum|
|Microphones in 2020 - The Microphones|