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Downhill From Everywhere

Jackson Browne

Downhill From Everywhere

Fifteenth album from the American singer-songwriter featuring guest appearances from Leslie Mendelson and Eugene Rodriguez of Los Cenzontles

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  1. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Browne stays in his – and our – comfort zone for much of the album while still finding new avenues to explore
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    There are some anthemic rockers - the '70s Stones-esque Until Justice Is Real is good, the strident backing vocals not so much - but most of the album's highlights are the midtempo or slower songs. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Browne the craftsman serves up an album that was several years in the making yet which remains fresh and topical
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  4. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Jackson Browne, newly re-energised by grandfatherhood, has earned the right to be heard not only by the faithful but also a new generation whose values and ideals may be closer to his own than many a 72-year-old’s
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  5. 8.0 |   The FT

    ‘For Free’ conveys a tenacious yearning for freedom while ‘Downhill from Everywhere’ is more pragmatic
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  6. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It’s a more than worthy addition to the great man’s catalogue
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  7. 7.0 |   Uncut

    While Downhill From Everywhere climaxes with the ham-fisted “Until Justice Is Real”, the 72-year-old singer-songwriter has otherwise managed to thread the needle by embedding his compassion in consummate craftsmanship. Print edition only

  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    A half-century into his career, that timeless feeling that signified even Browne's earliest releases is still present, if ever-so-slightly more shopworn by time's passing
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  9. 7.0 |   American Songwriter

    Whether rocking or reflective, the sound is well served by many of the same session players that have played with him in the past—bassist Bob Glaub, guitarist Val McCallum and pedal steel player Greg Leisz chief among them
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  10. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Still regarded as the most artful of 1970s west coast singer-songwriters, Browne frets about the environment and his use by date
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  11. 6.0 |   Under The Radar

    Browne is an intelligent artist with valid thoughts and concerns to address, but Downhill from Everywhere does not serve as a strong vehicle for such statements
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