The Mavericks (2003) Don't give up on mainstream country music just yet; the Mavericks are back. Their first CD in five years is nonclassifiable and thus classically Mavericks,… 2003-09-23 The Mavericks
Music Review

The Mavericks (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 23, 2003; Lead Performance: The Mavericks

Don't give up on mainstream country music just yet; the Mavericks are back. Their first CD in five years is nonclassifiable and thus classically Mavericks, a musical tour of romance that ranges from rumba (''Shine a Light'') and '70s country rock (''By the Time'') to pink-chiffon balladry from an Eisenhower-era ballroom (''A Little Too Lonely''). Force of nature Raul Malo wraps his husky vocals around everything like he owns the copyright on heartbreak.

Originally posted Oct 24, 2003 Published in issue #734 Oct 24, 2003 Order article reprints