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Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

Lucinda Williams

1998

Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

Album Summary

Car Wheels on a Gravel Road is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams, released on June 30, 1998, by Mercury Records. The album was recorded and co-produced by Williams in Nashville, Tennessee and Canoga Park, California, and features guest appearances by Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris. Universally acclaimed by critics, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road was voted as the best album of 1998 in The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics poll, and ranked No. 98 on the 2020 revision of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1999, and earned Williams' an additional nomination for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for the single "Can't Let Go". The album peaked at No. 68 on the Billboard 200, and remained on the chart for over five months, eventually becoming Williams' first album to be certified Gold by the RIAA. It remains Williams' best-selling album to date, with 872,000 copies sold in the US alone, as of October 2014. Additionally, it was certified Silver in the UK on July 22, 2013.

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Rating

2.96

Votes

4761

Genres

  • Country
  • Folk
  • Singer Songwriter
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Sat May 01 2021
1

It's hard to understand how Car Wheels On A Gravel Road could be recommended at all, let alone make it onto a list like 1001 albums. The music is generic modern country, not distinguished by creative songwriting, kickass soloists, or anything else, unless you count the Cajun lilt on a few tunes. Maybe the blandness of the music is meant to highlight the stellar pipes of Lucina Williams? Nope. Her voice is as homely and dull as dishwater. But surely the lyrics are superior? Well, not really. Lucina Williams frontloads her best tunes; the first several songs demonstrate a keen grasp of quotidian life and a sure sense of place, but by the end of the album, the lyrics are so generic they could have been written by a computer program. The best compliment I can give Car Wheels On A Gravel Road is that it isn't actively unpleasant--just boring. Is this the best modern country has to offer? I sure hope not.

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Sun Feb 21 2021
5

call it country or call it a comeback, it's a god damn masterpiece. love letter to dive bars, breakup letter to pain. fav track: 2 kool 2 be 4-gotten

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Sat Jul 10 2021
4

Never been all that much of a Country guy but when it comes to the travails of love and lust there is material like this that deftly trumps any rock and roll dicks out bombast... "I take off my watch and my earrings My bracelets and everything Lie on my back and moan at the ceiling Oh my baby" No content warning on that, damn.

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Tue Jul 06 2021
4

Had no idea who this artist was (possibly a result of my overall lack of country music knowledge) but she's left an immediate impression on me. Just a country gal with a lot of soul. It's lonely, longing, but not depressing. It's a sort of familiar loneliness that you can appreciate and drift away with. The album never dwells on one feeling for too long though, as it picks up and slows down in nice peaks and valleys. Some songs lean further in a country rock direction than simple folk. This variation is welcomed and makes the music all the more enjoyable.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
2

“Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” by Lucinda Williams (2006) Never heard of this album or this artist. I took a different approach with this one: I read the Wikipedia article on the album and the one on Lucinda Williams, plus I checked out the lyrics, all before starting to listen. I was expecting something nice. I was disappointed. In the first couple of songs, the vocal quality is worse than not good—it’s uninteresting. Later in the album she does some vocal stylings in the upper parts of her range which are good, which reveals that her usual lazy, out-of-tune style is affected, not natural. It’s off putting to me. It lacks authenticity. Her voice is much better when she’s forced to blend with another singer—another indication that drunk-sounding style (as on “Drunken Angel”) is a put on. Also, she intentionally varies the degree of her southern accent. She really pours it on in the song “Concrete and Barbed Wire”. Creepy. In “Greenville“ her vocals are better, because, I think, in this case she’s forced to blend with Emmy Lou Harris. As in “Heartbreaker” by Ryan Adams (reviewed a few days back), here’s Emmy Lou again, putting in a mediocre backup performance. Williams and Harris don’t blend, but at least Williams appears to try. Standard chord structures and rhythms with good backing instrumentals and recording quality, but her contribution to the music is limited to guitar—not much to showcase. The songwriting is what she’s known for, and she does have some talent here, painting poetic pictures of southern lower middle class ambiance. But there’s nothing here that has power. Only pity. This recording won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album of 1998. Hmmm. 2/5

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Tue Aug 24 2021
5

Beautiful - it doesn't sound like she's copying an older band but still is remaining true to country roots while sounding modern and fresh.

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Thu Sep 30 2021
5

I’m shocked how much I liked this, not at all my typical style but it’s just so good.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
5

My rating for today is not based as much on the music or lyrics (which I did enjoy) as it is on the experience that this album gave to me today. My familiarity with Lucinda Williams comes from a friend including a selection of her tunes on some mixed tapes. Although that friend died a little over a year ago, she definitely accompanied me on my walk today as I listened to the album. She even made a point to give me a nod through a passer-by...The person asked me what time it was so that I could tell them the time and then mumble, "If you want to know the time, buy a watch."

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Thu Apr 15 2021
4

Not sure if I'd rank this as one of the "1001 best ever", but I really liked this! I love Americana, and the crossroads of Blues, Country, and Rock. Titular track, Lake Charles, Greenville, and Still Long For Your Kiss are all highlights.

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Mon Sep 06 2021
4

I really like her voice and style, it reminds me of a feminine version of the guy from the Eels for some reason. Great songs throughout. I just wish it didn’t get so samey, but that’s the nature of the genre sometimes.

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Wed Mar 17 2021
5

Sheryl Crow vibes, great mellow listen. Will explore artist more.

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Wed May 26 2021
5

Classic Americana.

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Thu Feb 25 2021
5

That was really quite excellent. Americana that I had missed.

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Thu Apr 22 2021
5

Really good album, with a smooth voice and country/folk/rock tunes

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Mon Jun 21 2021
5

A classic, truly.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
5

Dette er omtrent så bra country kan bli for min del! Lydbildet tar meg rett til Nashvilles skitne underside, med triste små barer og kjærester i fengsel. Tekstene har så klart litt av de vanlige country-klisjeene, men føles dypere, skarpere og mer inderlig enn det meste man hører i sjangeren. Og vokalen til Williams passer perfekt, fra savnet på Drunken Angel, til rebelsk "twang" på Joy. Låtene spenner fra klassiske country-ballader (Jackson 💕) til bluesrock, og jeg koser meg hele veien. Liker spesielt godt Joy, Drunken Angel, car wheels...

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Tue May 11 2021
5

Eetswa

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Wed Aug 25 2021
5

Great country album, a benchmark for the genre.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
5

A good album, reminds me of Tori Amos (or is it the other way round) a bit, or even a female Steve Forbert maybe? Some good tunes though and lyrically very strong I think.

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Fri Mar 25 2022
5

My first 5 starrer here. Fantastic record

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

I got this album on release. As soon as I heard her lyrics refer to the "Drunken Angel" as a "derelict in duck tape shoes", it easily became my favourite album I bought in years and one of my ATF country albums. She was loaded with angst at the time she wrote this and poured her soul into it. The subsequent albums she made (that I've heard) haven't come close to this gem. I guess she became happier. Good for her.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
5

All good songs, and even a couple hits

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Sun Nov 20 2022
5

Just oozes authenticity. This is perhaps a bit less raggedly confessional or emotionally raw as some of her other records, which might cost a bit of power, but it also avoids the risk of sloppy sentimentality (which has been a bit of a occupational hazard for Lu) and gives a sense of control and mastery of every song. This is musicmaking at a very high level, well conceived, extremely well executed, and not overdone or showy. Every song works, and the first five are uniformly strong. The songwriting is terrific, the playing expertly professional. She's a true artist it's hard to believe there's only one of her records on this esteemed list.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
5

Song after song I thought Oh, this is a good one!

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Thu Nov 12 2020
4

3.5

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Thu Jul 22 2021
4

interesting voice and tempo, the sound quality is pretty nice and most songs are good

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Wed Jun 16 2021
4

First song is a old indie country bop, and the rest is good country songs if i am in the mood for that relaxing country

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Wed Mar 03 2021
4

Despite this being a country album, quite enjoyed some of the songs, especially the last song, Jackson.

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Thu Feb 25 2021
4

Great album all around! I've listened through the regular version, but the deluxe is a nice step up. Disk 2 is all live versions, so I didn't get that far, but I love Lucinda!

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Wed Apr 14 2021
4

Love this album and love Lucinda Williams. 4 stars.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
4

not bad, one of a few country albums I actually enjoy

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Tue Apr 27 2021
4

A nice country folk rock album better than expected

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Tue Apr 27 2021
4

great lyrics, great voice!

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

I love Lucinda Williams and I love this album... but the song title 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten detracts a star.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

Not the sort of thing I'd normally listen to but really enjoyed this. Will listen again.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

false

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Sat Apr 10 2021
4

Good country music, what else do I have to say?

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

Почему бы и не кантри

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Mon May 10 2021
4

Sehr guter moderner country

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Wed Mar 24 2021
4

nie znałam zupełnie przyjemne, choć monotonne

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Mon May 10 2021
4

Noch nie gehört, aber werde mich damit beschäftigen. Tolles Album!

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Tue Jun 15 2021
4

I thought i would know what this would sound like being a hater of country music, but it was more like a rock album and absolutely loved it. Song 7 was the highlight - Can't Let Go. Will give it another listen 4 stars

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Tue May 04 2021
4

wow, I was familiar with her, but I didn't know Lucinda Williams had an album this good

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Mon Jun 14 2021
4

Never heard of Lucinda Williams before, but loved this album. Favorite song was can’t let go.

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Sat Jul 31 2021
4

Really solid Southern roots rock/country featuring Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle. What else could you want? I enjoyed reading about how Lucinda persevered and made it in the music business despite all of the forces working against her. Best track: Drunken Angel

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Sun Aug 01 2021
4

4.0 - Enjoyed this! Honest American songwriting, blues and country inflected. Straightforward instrumentation with a live studio recording feel. Some pleasant storytelling, shoutouts to Louisiana. Nice driving record and a crowd pleaser.

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Thu Aug 19 2021
4

More of Jess bag than Ian. But her voice conveys pain and longing. Certainly a lot of depth and attests to a life lived.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
4

Lo escuché muy a gusto, pensé que es una antecedente de Taylor Swift (???) y su voz me agrada bastante. Canciones fav: la que da título al disco, "Can't Let Go" y "I Lost It". 8/10

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Mon Sep 06 2021
4

Somber morning Americana with some excellent twang to it embellished by guest vocals.

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Sun Sep 26 2021
4

Хорошее такое кантри, захотелось в село, пить из соломинки самогон)

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Okay I might like some country

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

I really liked this album, and would never have found it if not for this website.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
4

Uh, 2 CD-a. Iznenađujuće dobar đir. Možda bi bilo malo dosadno da san slušala i ne radila ništa, a ne da san radila još dosadniji labos. Greenwill mi je najbolja. Nikad čula za Lucindu, al bolje nego većina ostalih country koje san slušala do sad

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

Great surprise. I really liked it. The melodies are great. More a rock and pop album than a country album.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

A few years ago I was listening to spotify similar to playlists and songs from this album were on that list. Prior to this I was never really into any form of country music, but I enjoyed the songs and decided to listen to this album in full. It completely worked for me and introduce me to the genre. Lucinda Williams has led me to other country acts and it's a genre that has some really great music if you avoid the mediocre radio pushed country. 4.5/5

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Fri Mar 11 2022
4

Love the album cover for some reason... And hey, it's pretty good roots, blues, souly country AND western. Generous 4/5

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Wed May 18 2022
4

surprisingly good. Also, she must be friends with Sheryl Crow

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Wed May 18 2022
4

reminds of my sheryl crow

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Wed May 18 2022
4

Very sheryl-crowly...

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Mon May 23 2022
4

As a country album, it's an equivalent of a white bread. And... I liked it. Being a perfectionist, Williams reportedly released this album six yees after her previous one. While conflicts does contribute to this delay, I can still observe the sanitized feel of the album. I love her voice. It's soothing and when used well, it carries emotion like it's a wave. But even that is generic. Not even the admittedly nice interaction with the male backing vocals made it a unique voice. The instrumentals are pretty good. Everything is in the right place, but ultimately, it becomes a bit predictable, and therefore uninteresting. The production is neat, but again, generic. The critics were praising her songwriting skills. Judging by the tracks' titles, it might be interesting but I don't want to explore it further. Again, this is like white bread. That mass produced, generic commodity that one can find in the local store. Her perfectionism might have made her album overtidy and uninteresting, but I've got to admit that she still did a great job crafting its overall sound. I unashamedly enjoyed this white bread, and I don't mind consuming it again... after a while.

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Wed Jun 01 2022
4

I love Folk Rock so Americana and some Alt Country is fully in my lane. And knowing that she toured with Jason Isbell just makes me like her and this album more. "Right In Time" and the titular track were two of my favorites. I certainly attach more to the Americana aspects, but it is good Country music too. A very re-listenable album for sure!

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Wed Jun 22 2022
4

A favorite

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Wed Jun 22 2022
4

Another classic!

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Wed Jun 22 2022
4

4 of 5. Great voice

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Wed Jul 06 2022
4

I haven't listened to Lucinda Williams that I recall. But I have heard the songs she has written. She has an authentic feel that is appealing. I feel like I just walked into a dive bar where someone better than the joint is performing. Not my favorite country album, but still pretty darn good.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
4

Good solid bluesy country folk, reminiscent of Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Alison Krauss. Very nice.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
4

This was a new name for me, but I know I have heard Lucinda Williams' music before, playing on our public radio station's morning show. This album definitely painted lovely pictures of the South, and I enjoyed the ride. The title itself evokes such memories and stirs up emotions as it repeats through the title song.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

Envie de hit the road

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

Loving this. Been on a mission to seek out more female rock/country artists, and Lucinda just shot to the top of my list. After a quick Google seems like she's doing some shows with Waxahatchee, which makes perfect sense to be now. Incredible voice, great musicality, perfect for listing to on these hot summer evenings. I'm not a massive country fan, but there's more than enough bluesy toe-tapping, head-nodding, guitar-sliding goodness here to get me on board

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Sat Aug 20 2022
4

Earthy, languid, bittersweet and sexy. Effortless, bluesy sound that probably launched a hundred alt-country bands, all inferior. This is such a perfect listen for a late summer afternoon. Fave Songs: I Lost It, Metal Firecracker, Right in Time, Can't Let Go, Drunken Angel, Still I Long for Your Kiss, Joy

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

A great combo of traditional country with all it's southern rural hurtin' themes and a modern, rocky, but not overproduced sound. Her voice seems weak and flawed at times but that adds to her vulnerability. I especially like it on Drunken Angel and believe that there may be a few alt country singers influenced by that sound, based on what Spotify sends me. One more listen might get a 5 from me.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
4

Soothing music, great for calm late nights

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Sun Oct 02 2022
4

Perfect Sunday soundtrack that just rolls through the heart. Even though I now barely drink and haven't touch a cigarette in over a decade, for me this album envokes the sweet haze of a mild hangover, more sleep deprived than feeling ill, your body infused with the scent of stale cigarettes as you chainsmoke lying in the afternoon sun

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Fri Oct 28 2022
4

I really like Folk music and Americana so this album is right up my alley. Great songwriting and imagery of life in America.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
4

I liked it, solid background. Nothing stood out but it was a good listen overall.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
4

Finally, some Country I enjoy. Great stuff!

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Fri Oct 30 2020
3

Feels a little bad comparing this to the Sheryl Crow album from a few weeks back, but another polished roots-rock record this certainly is. My impressions are mostly the same, though this project has much more potential to grow on me.

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Tue Oct 13 2020
3

did not listen a lot

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Mon Jan 18 2021
3

At first I assumed this was a Country Album based on the everything about it, but I wouldn't classify it with frat-boy-blue-jeans-and-beer country. Williams has a pretty pronounced twang in her voice, but beyond that, her voice is light and airy and pretty beautiful imo. Still not my type of music and not very lyrically complex (compared to say, Dolly Parton) but I like it!

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

alternative country

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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

Solid alt-country album. Similar to Wilco's AM.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

Pretty voice

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Thu Feb 25 2021
3

I think there is a part in me that likes country style music. To me this is a country style album. I liked it. An unknown artist to me. She only reached the Dutch album Top100 for a few weeks on 6 albums of the 14 she released up to now.

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Mon May 10 2021
3

It was nice

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Sun Mar 14 2021
3

i see how this could be great for country fans, but for me it was alright. but i still think lucina williams is great

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Mon Apr 12 2021
3

solid southern folk country

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Thu Feb 25 2021
3

Would probably have never gotten around to listening to this one if it hadn't been for this challenge, but I'm glad I did! Really like her voice.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

Enjoyable folk-country with a sometimes drunk sounding sheryl crow. Drunken Angel is a highlight.

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Mon Jul 12 2021
3

2.5 fave track 2 Kool 2 be forgotten

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Fri Feb 05 2021
3

It's incredibly bland heartland/roots rock with country influences. Not something I'd come back to.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
3

I enjoyed this more than I thought I would.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
3

Good but not my thing

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Tue Jul 06 2021
3

Buena voz. Pausado. Buenos acordes.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

I was pleasantly surprised by this album. It goes against my tastes for the most part but I enjoyed a few songs more than I anticipated.

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Mon Apr 05 2021
3

5

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Wed May 05 2021
3

Blues, country. "Can't Let Go"

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Fri Feb 12 2021
3

Some good songs but a little too "country-flavored" for my taste. Really like the last song (Jackson).

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Thu Apr 01 2021
3

Nice enough, very Sheryl Crow. A bit long after a few tracks.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
3

It's not bad, but I just don't like Lucinda Williams. I can't even put my finger on it.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
3

joa

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Wed Jul 21 2021
3

Country that sits in parallel with Alanis Morissette and pj Harvey. Might give it a further try to see how hooky it gets

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Sat May 29 2021
3

dd

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

Koselig album! Merker at country ikke gir meg så mye. Det kan være stemning for et par sanger, men så blir det litt langtekkelig og repetitivt. Var likevel noen skikkelige bangers på det albumet her! Beste sanger: Can't Let Go, Drunken Angel og Still I Long For Your Kiss.

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Mon May 31 2021
3

I went into this with some pre-conceived feelings about the album. I've heard it before and it never really clicked. I can tell she's really a solid songwriter, in that same vein as Townes VanZandt and John Prine and Iris DeMent, but something about the 1990's rock instrumentation just feels a bit lazy and formulaic and I never really clicked with this one as a whole. Still, glad to be giving it a play through as there are some really good songs here. I don't think I'm ever going to love this album, and I don't think it would make the cut on a list of say, 500 albums, but I still think it's worth knowing more about who Lucinda Williams is and some of the great songs she has written, and this is certainly one of her more well know efforts.

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Fri May 28 2021
3

Vocals were angst vs twang. This warmed on me and I appreciated it more than I expected. Decent story telling and solid folk instrumental backing.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
3

I liked Joy and Car Wheels On A Gravel Road best on this one.

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Tue May 25 2021
3

Kinda a combination of rock and country (I guess its called roots rock?). Not really my cupa tho

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Tue Jun 15 2021
3

Pleasant country.

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Tue May 11 2021
3

decent run of the mill country, nothing exciting

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Sat Jun 12 2021
3

Just not my vibe.

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Tue May 18 2021
3

Meget stille og roligt. Jeg var ikke fan i starten men blev overvundet lidt til sidst. Country-vibes. Måske skal der lyttes lidt mere til teksten?

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Fri Aug 13 2021
3

Actually got quite into this! At first I wasn't sure but particularly liked the last song

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Mon Aug 23 2021
3

Very solid folk rock.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
3

Great songwriting. For some reason I don't see myself returning back to this one. Not dynamic enough for me I guess.

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Fri Aug 27 2021
3

Nice sounding album, nothing special

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Sat Aug 28 2021
3

Folk rock blues

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Sat Sep 11 2021
3

This album is a mixed bag for me. I love the lyrics in the verses, somw of the instrumentals and Williams' singing, but the refrains often feel lazy, the instrumentation lackluster, the themes unoriginal. So a 3 from me.

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Sat Sep 11 2021
3

Enjoyable album, nice singing, guitar and drum sound

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Sat Sep 11 2021
3

Country e automatiskt 0/10 😉

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Thu Sep 16 2021
3

Bekomme ich schöne Sheryl Crow-Vibes von. Läuft wunderbar durch ohne groß hängen zu bleiben, und dürfte auch jederzeit wieder laufen.

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Fri Sep 24 2021
3

Простая приятная американская музыка, но ни одна песня не запомнилась

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Thu Oct 07 2021
3

My dad bought me this about four years ago as a random selection from the book. It endured a couple of non-committal listens and then was relegated to the shelves, to the point where I was only familiar with the first three or four tracks from it now. It still doesn’t particularly grab me- country rock has never appealed too much and I thought this would be a genre-defining work. Simple arrangements of chords, melody and some arpeggiated lead, very clean production, drawled out vocals occasionally in harmony. It all sets up an opportunity for lyrics to shine or for some flourishes, but there’s just not a lot of bite. The music is safe and never lets rip or feels spontaneous, the lyrics never feel like genuine autobiography, withering takedown or actual heartbreak. Because of all this of course, it’s all very listenable and sometimes foot-tapping, making for good background music. “Right on Time” has a good hook, I enjoy the chorus and mandolin in the title track, and the ballad-heavy second half has its moments in the likes of “Still I Long for Your Kiss”, the most impassioned vocal on offer here. There’s nothing offensive on the record, but nothing much fun either. 5/10, rounding up to 3 in case my dad sees this and gets upset.

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Thu Oct 07 2021
3

Not bad but not special. Mid afternoon at a festival

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Fri Oct 15 2021
3

Liked 2 cool 2 be 4gotten or whatever. I dig her vocals, it's nostalgic, but I've always never heard her. So it hit this really weird niche that I really actually like.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
3

Meh. It's not bad, it's just boring. The songs all sound the same.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
3

It was alright

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Mon Nov 15 2021
3

Lucinda is like the earlier model of 1993-era Sheryl Crow. Some pretty good songs on this album, but I like Sheryl more🙄

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Fri Nov 19 2021
3

Great storytelling makes great country music. Each and every song on this album feels like prose pulled from a hard-worn diary. Lucinda’s syrup drawl and lilting vocals bound between hints of whispers, laments and growls. The arrangements are simple, and well executed, but a touch simple for my taste. I can clearly see the appeal of the album. I didn’t personally connect with it, but I can appreciate it.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
3

7/10

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Wed Dec 15 2021
3

She's a superb songwriter, with clever metaphors and impressive storytelling covering themes of lustful longing, childhood trauma, and death of loved ones. She builds the world and emotions of not just the narrator but the characters she fabricates. There's a lot of reoccuring themes, like her love of the Delta Blues (e.g. Howlin Wolf, Johnson, ZZ Top, locations in Louisiana). I also really like the range in her emotions from track to track, some bright, many sad, at various paces that deters repetition. The only part of her songwriting I really dislike is the drawn out phrases that go on forever. Descriptive, but it's like listening to an audio book. It doesn't help that the music itself is really boring. It's a very guitar-heavy album, with like a dozen different people playing, all taking the forefront. Now the sound is repetitive and one-dimensional within each track, which some interesting bridges between verses and choruses, as in "Still I Long For Your Kiss." But when they go for solos, I can't help but not care. It only serves to give a break from Lucinda's singing, which is necessary, but there are so many better ways to do that. The stylistic shifts from song to song is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it appeals to several different Americana genres, but also I don't think any of them sound good on their own. The only thing keeping me engaged is the stories, making it a good album if you knew what they were all about and had it grow on you.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
3

forgettable, but not bad

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Mon Jan 03 2022
3

Standard mid 90's Singer/Songwriter fare with a heavy country/blues touch and a slightly annoying singing voice. Nice enough to let it play in the background, but there is not one memorable song or even hook here. 3/5

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Fri Jan 14 2022
3

First Listen. Started really enjoying it by the end of the day. It is a good, quality album.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

Loved the instrumentals. Soulful voice. The lyrics… need help.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
3

Buen Country

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

neloše za country žanr, al nije baš moj đir iako mi je bilo dobro ko pozadinska glazba dok san čitala

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

Probably won’t revisit this, but it was easy enough to listen to

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Fri Feb 18 2022
3

Liked the vibe

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Mon Mar 07 2022
3

I really enjoyed this. Americana with a good voice, Sheryl Crowe meets Ryan Adams. High 3.

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Sun Mar 13 2022
3

Best mooie liedjes. Een soort warme douche :) Maar ook wel een beetje zouteloos en erg sheryl-crow-ig.

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Sun Mar 13 2022
3

Niet heel spannend, maar best oké.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
3

Some good folk country vibes, I can handle this more than the rock/stadium country. Still felt a bit long and not exactly for me. 3.5 round down.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
3

Love that growling voice. Although got kinda boring after awhile except for the hit that I really like

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Fri Mar 25 2022
3

Enjoyable for a change

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Sun Mar 27 2022
3

Wanted to give it a 2 because I usually don't like country music, but it's good music, feels pretty genuine which I liked

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Sun Apr 03 2022
3

That's a whole lotta country. Enjoyed it though, quality songwriting throughout.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
3

Harvemmin lämpee näille kantriartisteille, mut tää oli kyl toimiva

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Wed Apr 06 2022
3

Oli tälläkin levyllä hetkensä ja sopi varasin hyvin kiireisen työpäivän taustamusaksi. Toisena päivänä selvä kakkonen mutta tällä kertaa armosta kolmonen.

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Sun Apr 24 2022
3

04/23/2022 Alt-blues country... Not really my thing.

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Wed May 04 2022
3

Find myself enjoying country more and more. This is a decent album which has good subject material, and isn't too whining. Probably not going to be a repeat listen, but would be happy if it came on shuffle on a playlist.

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Wed May 18 2022
3

okish

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Fri Jun 03 2022
3

Decent enough, but a bit dull.

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Fri Jun 17 2022
3

Normal

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Thu Jul 14 2022
3

Listened to this at work and was distracted through some of it. There was a lot I liked and some I didn't. Not a bad record

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

ronpiche et pas dans le bon sens du terme

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Wed Jul 27 2022
3

A pretty fun country style record I hadn't heard before. Good fun.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
3

Countryish

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Tue Aug 23 2022
3

A good album, reminds me of Tori Amos (or is it the other way round) a bit, or even a female Steve Forbert maybe? Some good tunes though and lyrically very strong I think. I Loved "Right Time" "Concrete & Barbed Wire" and the Title Track. all good in my eyes and ears!

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Fri Sep 02 2022
3

Didn’t finish this—not bad album just wasn’t into it

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Wed Sep 07 2022
3

Pretty good for country.

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Tue Sep 13 2022
3

I don't normally listen to country music, but this record actually wasn't too bad. I enjoyed the guitar work and some of the melodies in a couple of the songs. However for the most part, it felt a little flat. The vocals were nice and smooth and deserve a lot of praise, especially in the second half of the record. They lyrics were sweet and full of heartbreak which fits nicely with the Country genre. The drums were easily the lowest point of the record. Very flat and almost boring at points. However, overall it was very enjoyable and there is a lot of good things to praise about this record. Favorite Track: Still I Long For Your Kiss Least Favorite Track: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

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Sun Sep 18 2022
3

When I saw this album was country, I had low expectations, but this actually wasn't bad. A lot of the songs felt very long, despite only being four minutes or so in length, but it wasn't necessarily in a bad way. My favourite song was Joy.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
3

Not really my type of country music. Sad and depressing.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
3

It was really nice, but not interesting. A decent record.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

me gustó pero bueno tranqui 7,5 / 10

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

Was not one that I had heard before, just not in my listening lane.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

Decent folk/country

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Wed Nov 16 2022
3

Nice.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
3

кантри не моё

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Sun Nov 27 2022
3

It’s a nice album with good lyrics but is it that special…nope 3/5.

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Fri Dec 02 2022
3

3.25

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Mon Sep 14 2020
2

I'm not really a fan of Country Music. The album was ok.

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Mon May 17 2021
2

Can’t help feeling like all just sounds super generic. It wasn’t even that I disliked it, I just found it boring

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Tue Sep 29 2020
2

Really samey and boring if I’m honest. Something about southern twang singing irritates me but I love Southern accented rapping, not quite sure why

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Wed Dec 16 2020
2

Better than most country, but got a little repetitive for me. Would be a nice driving album though.

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Mon May 17 2021
2

Not great

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Mon Jan 25 2021
2

Meh. Några riktigt dåliga och några guldkorn. Inte riktigt min grej, men som skiva var den alldeles för spretig. Bäst: Can't let go & Joy

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Fri Mar 12 2021
2

meh..

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Wed May 19 2021
2

Eh, I didn’t like her singer-songwriter country sound that much.

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Thu Jun 03 2021
2

Not for me

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Mon May 03 2021
2

I guess it's all right. most songs give me a sheryl crow wibe, but with twangy guitars. the hit (can't let go) is ok. not my thing, but it's not terrible either

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Thu Feb 25 2021
2

Not really my type of music, but I liked the gritty ness and the guitar.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
2

Meh. Kind of sounds like female Wilco. Not bad, I can see why people would like this but it's for me. Made it about halfway through and started to like it... 2.5

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Sun May 02 2021
2

Country pop que con el tiempo se ha convertido en pop a secas

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Tue Jan 26 2021
2

Not great Country

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Mon Jan 25 2021
2

I think it's trite and over rated

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Mon Mar 29 2021
2

I acknowledge the quality, but this is not my thing.

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Sun Feb 28 2021
2

Good but didn't blow me away

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Tue May 18 2021
2

The more folky, bluesy songs were nice, but the country songs bring it down to a 2

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Thu May 06 2021
2

For country, it was a little more bearable than I expected. The main singer has a nice voice, but I don't like when the guy singer joins in.

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Wed Apr 28 2021
2

It was ok, listened to it while I did housework

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Tue Jun 22 2021
2

A struggle

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Wed Jun 09 2021
2

Not really something I'd listen to

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Wed May 19 2021
2

Cool vibe not really my thing

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Wed May 12 2021
2

Not bad

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Sun Jul 18 2021
2

69. As mãos de Deus?!?!?! MotA: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten "Not a day goes by I don't think about you / You left your mark on me it's permanent a tattoo"

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Tue Aug 10 2021
2

some old schoolish country

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Fri Aug 13 2021
2

This was a weird one for me. I liked the voice, I liked the music but I found the overall thing a bit lacking, the lyrics were simple and I couldn't forgive naming a track 2 Kool 2 B 4-Gotten. It sounded a bit like if you told an AI to write a country/Americana album. It was like a much cheaper version of Sheryl Crow (who I am very upset to see isn't on this list at all, so now I'm in a bad mood).

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Fri Aug 13 2021
2

ehh lyssna lite

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Wed Sep 15 2021
2

Not a fan of this one either. The literals lyricism is way too literal.

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