American Kid

Patty Griffin - American Kid
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2013 Ratings: #14 / 955
User Score
Based on 51 ratings
2013 Ratings: #107
May 7, 2013 / Release Date
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New West / Label
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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.

CheapandLethal
75
Decent
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.
80
Patty Griffin will always be a winner, but this one doesn't touch Children Running Through
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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