AOTY 2017
Maren Morris - Hero
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 32 ratings
2016 Ratings: #334
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

By drawing upon so many cross-currents, Hero belongs to the digital era but it's the songs -- smart, sharp, and hooky -- that make this a great modern pop album, regardless of genre.

70
Spin
Her debut album, Hero, showcases her honeyed vocals and preternatural sense of melody, with early singles like “80s Mercedes” and “My Church” as hook-laden as anything in Top 40 rotation.
Dec 10, 2016
danielleandrea
72
1. Sugar 0.60
2. Rich 0.80
3. My Church 0.65
4. I Could Use a Love Song 0.70
5. 80s Mercedes 0.90
6. Drunk Girls Don't Cry 0.70
7. How It's Done 0.65
8. Just Another Thing 0.70
9. I Wish I Was 0.75
10. Second Wind 0.70
11. Once 0.80

Favorite songs: Rich • 80s Mercedes • I Wish I Was • Once
Jul 19, 2016
lazyotter
73
very enjoyable album
May 12, 2016
31
So now we're having indie folk/Munford and Suns anthem-driven country? Great.
Aug 10, 2017
mymanicandl
77
favs: My Church, rich, 80s Mercedes
Jan 6, 2017
59
An okay pop album, and not remotely country by any standards. It's frustrating how much acclaim the album is receiving as the new standard bearer for country music, and it's not a matter of stubborn curmudgeonliness -- stylistically, "My Church" is the only thing that even approaches country music sonically. As a pop album, Morris does often succeed in being fun and sassy, and there are flashes of songwriting inspiration, but it must be docked points for proudly proclaiming itself ... read more


Added on: April 28, 2016