Robert Ellis
Robert Ellis - Robert Ellis
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2016 Ratings: #247 / 754
User Score
Based on 8 ratings
June 3, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
New West / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic
The artist makes a convincing argument here that he too belongs in Houston's pantheon.
60
PopMatters

Rather than ending the record with an emphatic statement, the band sounds confused and adrift. Which is a shame, because for most of its passing, Robert Ellis is an exercise in confident songwriting, creative arrangements, and strong playing.

Jan 8, 2017
64
This is by any standard a decent album, yet one I found very difficult to connect with. Robert Ellis has a very strong Americana voice and the songwriting here is generally good, but the songs seemed a little bit derivative of recent successful artists in the field, like Jason Isbell. In addition, the album is front-loaded, and the second half has a few songs that drag past their natural limits. Still likely to appeal to a number of Americana fans, however.
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END OF YEAR LISTS
#22/American Songwriter
Track List
  1. Perfect Strangers
  2. How I Love You
  3. California
  4. Amanda Jane
  5. Drivin'
  6. The High Road
  7. Elephant
  8. You're Not the One
  9. Screw
  10. Couples Skate
  11. It's Not Ok
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Added on: March 28, 2016