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Goodnight Rhonda Lee

Nicole Atkins

Goodnight Rhonda Lee

Fourth album from the Neptune, New Jersey singer-songwriter produced by Niles City Sound (Leon Bridges)

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
Single Lock
UK Release date
21/07/2017
US Release date
21/07/2017
  1. 9.0 |   All Music

    Having an audibly sharp focus, a lot on her mind, and a leave-it-all-on-tape performance ethic make for her strongest impression since her debut
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  2. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    Nicole Atkins has played the hell out of “Dusty in Memphis”. This is not a bad thing. “Goodnight Rhonda Lee” is based on the same, funky Memphis sound that made Dusty’s album a benchmark of pop-soul music
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  3. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Atkins’s lyrics eschew metaphor for a more confessional mode, and her arrangements are punchy and direct
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  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Up there with her finest work
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  5. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Amid soulful, R&B-indebted sounds married smoothly to the more country-leaning, Atkins has created her best and most resounding work yet
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  6. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    The singer may not have been made for these times, but she creates a defining portrait of an artist whose grasp of the past creates ageless, enduring music for any year
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  7. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    What Atkins has effectively done on Goodnight Rhonda Lee is channelled the spirit of Nancy Sinatra’s Nancy and Lee with soaring horns, tender bass and phat drums, but made the lyrics contemporary and hard hitting
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  8. 8.0 |   The FT

    Rather than retro-pastiche, the results sound refreshing and unforced
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  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    NEW Atkins' fourth album sets a high bar. Print edition only

  10. 7.3 |   Earbuddy

    Everything plays through the speakers in a sepia tone that tickles the ear on Nicole Atkins' Goodnight Rhonda Lee
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  11. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    It's worth buying Goodnight Rhonda Lee just for first single, "A Little Crazy." This lush Roy Orbison-esque lament (co-written with Chris Isaak) is one of the best '60s pop ballads released since the '60s
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