- American Kid

Patty Griffin - American Kid
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on 7 reviews
2013 Rank: #14 / 877
USER SCORE
78
Based on
46 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Paste

Evocation is something Griffin has always had a black belt in. Strength in vulnerability, dignity in devastation, she is as Dust Bowl in her elegance as she is electric in the unfiltered emotions she serves. 

90
AllMusic

With its immediacy, economy, cagey strength, and vulnerability, Griffin delivers these 12 songs not as gifts or statements, but as her own evidence of what is, what was, and what yet may come.

90
musicOMH

Six years ago, folk singer-songwriter Patty Griffin released her best album to date, Children Running Through. Her new one, American Kid, might top that stunning achievement.

90
PopMatters

American Kid successfully recaptures Griffin’s acoustic roots in haunting and moving fashion.

User Reviews
Jun 4, 2013
FinalLifeline
82
Patty Griffin continues her streak of releasing some of the best Americana in existence by hitting all the right spots to induce nostalgia, hope, hurt, and a million other emotions. The instrumentation is classic, the lyrics are certainly Patty, and the final product is fascinatingly good. Sweet, but with a world-wise edge.
May 18, 2013
80
Patty Griffin will always be a winner, but this one doesn't touch Children Running Through
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DETAILS

May 7, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
New West / Label
pattygriffin.com / Website
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 2 - American Songwriter
# 33 - Rough Trade
Track List
  1. Go Wherever You Wanna Go 
  2. Don't Let Me Die In Florida 
  3. Ohio 
  4. Wild Old Dog 
  5. Mom & Dad's Waltz 
  6. Faithful Son 
  7. Highway Song 
  8. That Kind Of Lonely
  9. Irish Boy
  10. Get Ready Marie
  11. Not A Bad Man
  12. Gonna Miss You When You're Gone
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Added on: May 13, 2013