Full Circle

Loretta Lynn - Full Circle
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Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #158 / 758
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Based on 38 ratings
2016 Ratings: #392
March 4, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
American Songwriter

As both a comeback and perhaps a farewell to recording, with Full Circle Lynn continues with the style, talent and class that have personified her lengthy, legendary career.

80
Rolling Stone
Fittingly, just as Lynn brought frankness to other topics, she brings it here to mortality.
80
AllMusic
Spare but never skeletal, the record feels intimate but never haunted; it feels as if Lynn is playing songs for old friends in her living room, relying on beloved tunes and well-told stories.
80
Pitchfork
Only a interpreter as shrewd and tasteful as Loretta Lynn could find the inherent commonalities in these songs, and make a grab-bag late-late-career album like this feel not only emotionally grounded, but like a powerful choice.
80
PopMatters

Full Circle reveals Lynn to be in vibrant form as an artist, and wearing her legendary status very lightly. There’s no grandstanding on this modest yet confident record. Rather there’s the humility, humour, wisdom and hard-won truths of country music at its best.

80
Spin

Full Circle is like an afternoon on the front porch listening to Lynn tell you her life story, a trajectory with an impact that no single disc could ever fully sum up.

80
Exclaim!

Though there are plenty of pickers on the record the effect is subdued and focused; this record, maybe even more so than her others, is a showcase for Lynn's voice.

75
Consequence of Sound

Full Circle shows she’s sticking to her heritage and not taking the Johnny Cash way out.

70
Under The Radar

Her confidence and sense of fun is palpable throughout the 14 track set of timeless Americana. May we all be so fiery at 83.

60
The Guardian
It’s less experimental but still impressive, for Lynn, who is 83, is in remarkably powerful voice, mixing nostalgia with new songs.
80
To say that Loretta Lynn has had a prolific career would be an understatement. - See more at: http://renownedforsound.com/index.php/album-review-loretta-lynn-full-circle/#sthash.IkhQA5UX.dpuf
71
BEST TRACKS: Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven / Always on My Mind / Wine into Water
WORST TRACK: In The Pines
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#42/Entertainment Weekly

Track List

  1. Whispering Sea Introduction
  2. Whispering Sea
  3. Secret Love
  4. Who's Gonna Miss Me?
  5. Black Jack David
  6. Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven
  7. Always on My Mind
  8. Wine into Water
  9. In the Pines
  10. Band of Gold
  11. Fist City
  12. I Never Will Marry
  13. Everything it Takes (feat. Elvis Costello)
  14. Lay Me Down (feat. Willie Nelson)
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