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American Idol: The Reviews are in for Crystal Bowersox’s Farmer’s Daughter

December 15, 2010 11:00 AM by Shayla Perry

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Crystal Bowersox of FOX’s American Idol just released her debut album, Farmer’s Daughter on December 14th, and the critics have spoken. Read some of the reviews here.

Farmer’s Daughter includes eight songs solely written by [Crystal Bowersox] as well as two cowrites–meaning she played a significant role in scripting 10 of the 12 tracks. It may be a coincidence, but that self-direction goes a long way toward making this among the strongest debuts by an Idol singer ever”

–Greg Kot, The Chicago Tribune

“C–Life in the post-Idol fast lane hasn’t scrubbed the season nine runner-up of her earthy hippie-chick vibe. But if Farmer’s Daughter feels like one of the most genuine Idol-contestant debuts yet, it’s also one of the dullest.”

–Entertainment Weekly

“Bowersox has the core ingredients of a solid little record here she just could use help in forming it into an actual album. If she had the right co-writers … Farmer’s Daughter would deliver on Bowersox’s promise instead of sounding like a local singer/songwriter performing on a stage she’s too modest to fill.”

–Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AllMusic.com

“Revelatory. A passionate, soulful combo of country, blues, rock, and R&B.”

–Mario Tarradell, Dallas Morning News

“[Crystal] Bowersox too often brings to mind Taylor Hicks, another Idol contestant with a fundamental un-trendiness and a voice built for bars. Doomed by unremarkable material and an inability to translate his retro-blandness into ’00s relevancy, these days Hicks functions as a cautionary tale to which Bowersox should pay close attention.”

–Allison Stewart, The Washington Post

Have you heard Crystal Bowersox’s album, Farmer’s Daughter, yet? What do you think? Write your own review in the comments!

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