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Looking back on Rehab Reunion reviews

It’s less than week to go until Bruce Hornsby releases Absolute Zero. In our continuing series looking at past records, we revisit the last one: 2016’s Rehab Reunion. Here are your Rehab Reunion reviews.

Bruce Hornsby Rehab ReunionSo many of you have had your say with your Rehab Reunion reviews. We are almost at a point where we can compare the scores for every single album, but we certainly have enough for some highlights:

Most popular track was Soon Enough, edging out MIA in M.I.A.M.I. by just 0.4%.

Three songs scored over 80% – the highest number for a band studio album since Spirit Trail 18 years earlier.

Also, it beat out Levitate on every one of the six “additional” criteria besides the individual songs – longevity, lyrics, liner notes, musicality, production ad personnel.

Visit the Rehab Reunion page for the full scores.

Music press

The media reviews were also positive:

NPR: “he’s never sounded more relevant.”

Pop Break: 9.5/10: “absolutely delightful, and it gets stuck in your bones more and more with every song.”

All About Jazz: 3.5/4 stars: “a vibrant record that refreshingly gives the sometimes-overlooked facets of his music their place to shine.”

Our Musical Journey: “might actually be one of Hornsby’s best albums ever, even without playing a single piano key.”

The Australian: 3.5/5 stars: “a fun diversion from what Hornsby does best.”

Relix: “Hornsby proves that he’s still got some wonderful tricks up his sleeve.”

American Songwriter: 3.5/5 stars: “a natural, even logical road to take on a lifelong musical journey that has seldom been predictable.”

All Music: 8/10: “Hornsby manages to shoehorn the four-stringed instrument’s limited range into ten spirited full-band tracks that certainly aren’t folk songs.”

Jambase: “a discernible ‘live’ feeling.”