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Dolly Parton


The forty ninth studio album from the country music legend is a collaborative project with a variety of rock musicians

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    With a flying V guitar hanging from her rhinestoned shoulders and a steaming hot cup of ambition in hand, Dolly Parton expertly crafts an electric collection of collaborative covers and captivating original material on her 49th studio album
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  2. 10.0 |   American Songwriter

    The album is a show for for the ages, a show for one and all
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    The most positive woman in pop lassoes Paul, Ringo, Miley, er, Kid Rock, and more for an explosively upbeat, 30-song rhinestone rocker
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  4. 7.6 |   Paste Magazine

    The country legend’s 49th album boasts some of her funnest work to date and features an all-star lineup of all-time greats
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  5. 7.0 |   Spill Magazine

    She takes her craft very seriously, but she also puts a great deal of fun and energy into everything she does. This is no exception and given its length, this is one that will be sticking around and played for some time to come
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  6. 7.0 |   Punk News

    The originals here are among the strongest contributions
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  7. 7.0 |   All Music

    By the time Rockstar reaches "Free Bird," the party has been rolling on for two hours and is starting to feel a little tired - it doesn't help that Parton is duetting with the ghost of Ronnie Van Zant, either - but that doesn't erase the good spirits created by the rest of the record
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  8. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Another solid, consistent piece of work that shows the country legend having fun and enjoying herself at this point in her career
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  9. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Spanning more than two hours, the album comprises nine original tracks and 21 cover songs
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  10. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Dolly’s warmth, up-for-anything spirit, and common touch bring almost everything she does endearingly down to earth, and at 77, she’s able to hold her own and work well with every heavy hitter who rolls through
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  11. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Following her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Parton gathers the stars together for an A-list karaoke party
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  12. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Rockstar’s very existence is testament to Parton's extraordinary power and success
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  13. 5.2 |   Pitchfork

    Dolly Parton’s star-powered, overly reverential, 30-song rock album aims straight down the middle
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  14. 4.8 |   Spectrum Culture

    Not every piece of pop culture has to be a statement or an artistic leap, but there's just too little that recommends this album
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  15. 4.0 |   The Observer

    There’s more style than substance on this guest-stuffed beast of an album, overshadowing inspired moments with Debbie Harry, Lizzo and more
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  16. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    Parton’s own songs are great and her voice is still strong and characterful, but it often doesn’t suit these rock covers aided by stars from Paul McCartney to Lizzo
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