The Tree

Lori McKenna - The Tree
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #105 / 737
User Score
Based on 27 ratings
2018 Ratings: #617
July 20, 2018 / Release Date
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Lori McKenna may not be a household name, but in the country music songwriting world, she’s an absolute legend. Highly renowned and respected in her field, McKenna is not only a songwriting legend, but a spectacular musician in her own right. Her long string of solo albums finally garnered her some much-deserved acclaim with 2016’s excellent “The Bird and the Rifle,” a high-water mark in the world-weary, small-town-disillusioned brand of country songwriting sphere she ... read more
► BEST TRACKS: "A Mother Never Rests", "People Get Old", "Young and Angry Again", "Happy People", "The Lot Behind St. Mary's" and "The Way Back Home"
► WORST TRACKS: "You Won't Even Know I'm Gone"
While it isn't as rich as the bird and the rifle it still feels like some of the richest country out there.

Best: The Fixer, Young and Angry Again, People Get Old, The Lot Behind St. Marys, A Mother Never Rests
Worst: Happy People
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#15/Entertainment Weekly

Track List

  1. A Mother Never Rests
  2. The Fixer
  3. People Get Old
  4. Young and Angry Again
  5. The Tree
  6. You Won't Even Know I'm Gone
  7. Happy People
  8. You Can't Break a Woman
  9. The Lot Behind St. Mary's
  10. The Way Back Home
  11. Like Patsy Would
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