Good Souls Better Angels

Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2020 Ratings: #69 / 387
User Score
Based on 51 ratings
2020 Ratings: #447
April 24, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Highway 20, Thirty Tigers / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
American Songwriter
Take a deep breath, strap in then push play on what is undoubtedly one of the most searing, potent and passionate albums you’ll hear this year.
85
The Line of Best Fit

Good Souls never sounds less than compelling, but considering the album’s firebrand nature, it’s the more conciliatory that fares best.

80
Exclaim!

Good Souls Better Angels offers plenty to fans of Williams' blistering 1998 classic "Joy" and the righteous fury within.

80
Paste
Williams has certainly done some of her best handiwork with a blues-rock record that is so of-this-moment, it’d be crazy not to acknowledge it as one of the most important of the year so far.
80
Pitchfork

Drawing as much from punk as roadhouse blues, Lucinda Williams’ loud and unsparing new album is some of the heaviest, most inspiring music of her career.

60
AllMusic

Good Souls Better Angels is full of fierce, engrossing music from a great band with a mesmerizing frontwoman, but as fine as that is, it comes from someone who is capable of better work, and though this is still recommended to fans, it's ultimately a good album from someone who has been consistently great in the past.

SonicDiscovery
78
Lucinda Williams is an American musician that’s been incorporating elements of rock, folk and country in her music since her self-titled debut back in 1988. I recently had gone back and discovered that release, along with other albums that followed like 1992’s Sweet Old World and her best received 1998 set Car Wheels on a Gravel Road and completely fell in love with all of them. She is so good at creating characters and world that are fully realized in her lyrics and I’ve ... read more
NTTR
66
Genre: Blues Rock
Origin: US

Final Verdict: 66% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 106th / 391

Highlight: Shadows & Doubts

Made me think of:
Emmylou Harris
Alison Krauss
Bonnie Raitt
winitheju
58
woof
Backdrifter
50
Good Souls Better Angels is the singer-songwriter's most unispired record to date.
Hendrix1967
38
Amo il Blues, amo il Rock... ma per favore che senso ha forzare così la voce per far crederci che cosa? Che hai vissuto, che ne hai viste tante...no non ci siamo proprio!!!! Anche musicalmente quanta banalità e semplicità!!!! Delusione!!!!
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Track List

  1. You Can't Rule Me
  2. Bad News Blues
  3. Man Without a Soul
  4. Big Black Train
  5. Wakin' Up
  6. Pray the Devil Back to Hell
  7. Shadows & Doubts
  8. When the Way Gets Dark
  9. Bone of Contention
  10. Down Past the Bottom
  11. Big Rotator
  12. Good Souls
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Added on: February 4, 2020