Anderson East - Encore
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 30 ratings
2018 Ratings: #5
January 12, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Low Country Sound, Elektra / Label
Soul / Genres
Your Review


Slant Magazine

East conveys his truth through feeling, and his sensual approach invests his performances with a strong sense of emotional connection.

American Songwriter

The songs are terrific, East sells them with his gritty, committed vocals and “Encore” is poised to push the talented singer-songwriter over the top and into the mainstream.


If he sometimes sounds like he leans too hard into his rasp, this vocal tic is mitigated by those songwriting skills and the supple sound of Cobb's production, elements that turn Encore into a minor gem.


No matter who he consorts with and where he lives, East would have likely stood out on the strength of his voice alone. He possesses a marvelous growling tenor that he nestles into comfortably and pushes to its absolute limits when the mood or music pushes him.

Jan 12, 2018
Expertly played collection of bluesy singer-songwriter material that doesn't sound all too different than all those other expertly played collections of bluesy singer-songwriter albums. It's that sort of thing that falls between the cracks, never critically lauded nor commercially successful but it's there if you want it.
Jan 18, 2018
Amazing soul album filled with emotion-packed breakdowns and some powerful vocalson this album. Very deep and layered album musically, very nice winter vibes I'm getting from this album. Lots of very strong tracks, don't think there exists a weak track. VERY very impressed with my intro to Mr. Anderson East.
Jan 18, 2018
Little bit too laid back, but hey its pretty smooth not quite butter smooth, but maybe on the levels of margarine
Jan 16, 2018
Excellent album, enjoyed it a lot.
Jan 16, 2018
Really enjoyed this one. A couple tracks that really stand out, All On My Mind is one of them. It's a good listen all the way through, kinda has a Van Morrison sound with heavier Americana/Rock arrangements and lots of soul. Not extremely original, but a good Americana/Roots Rock album in 2018.
Track List
  1. King For a Day
  2. This Too Shall Last
  3. House Is a Building
  4. Sorry You're Sick
  5. If You Keep Leaving Me
  6. Girlfriend
  7. Surrender
  8. All On My Mind
  9. Without You
  10. Somebody Pick Up My Pieces
  11. Cabinet Door
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Added on: January 9, 2018