Natural Forces Lyle Lovett's latest is something of a hybrid: Natural Forces is half self-penned material, leaning toward upbeat levity (if not outright comedy), and half an… Natural Forces Lyle Lovett's latest is something of a hybrid: Natural Forces is half self-penned material, leaning toward upbeat levity (if not outright comedy), and half an… 2009-10-20 Lyle Lovett Country
Music Review

Natural Forces (2009)

Lyle Lovett | COWBOY MAN Lyle Lovett
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COWBOY MAN Lyle Lovett
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 20, 2009; Lead Performance: Lyle Lovett; Genre: Country

Lyle Lovett's latest is something of a 
 hybrid: Natural Forces is half self-penned material, leaning toward upbeat levity (if not outright comedy), and half an album of dead-serious ballads from his favorite Texas songwriters. The cover tunes — written by the likes of Townes Van Zandt, David Ball, and Vince Bell — are lovely and haunting. At the same time, you may wish Lovett hadn't left all the lyrical heavy lifting to 
 his Lone Star compatriots while he busied himself writing larks with hooks like ''I'm gonna choke my chicken all night long.'' B

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Originally posted Oct 14, 2009 Published in issue #1072 Oct 23, 2009 Order article reprints
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