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  • Summary: Executive-produced with Jay Landers, the latest release for the singer-songwriter/actress features seven originals.
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  1. Nov 12, 2018
    80
    There's both a sadness and warmth to Streisand's performances on Walls that befits the album's subject matter and speaks to her own ability to communicate to, and often for, her audience.
  2. Nov 12, 2018
    80
    Whatever your political convictions, it is impressive to see a veteran superstar doing something to challenge and potentially alienate listeners. Streisand's 36th album is at once an overblown, schmaltzy epic, and a bold rallying cry that has the courage of its convictions. You won't know whether to cringe or cheer.
  3. Nov 12, 2018
    80
    Streisand’s powerful delivery of simple, pointed lyrics (“Facts are fake and friends are foes / And how the story ends nobody knows”) convinces, even on the gamiest heart-tuggers.
  4. 80
    Walls is unchecked, indignant and raw, and though it ends with a note of despondency, it is a triumph.
  5. Mojo
    Nov 19, 2018
    80
    Understandably, the 76-year-old's voice has lost some if its technical precision, but the backdrops have light touch and when she growls Don't Lie To Me's motif, "How do you sleep?" or evokes "thunderclouds of alibis" on the imperious The Rain Will Fall, she oozes despair and fury. [Jan 2019, p.84]
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  1. Nov 18, 2018
    10
    This latest album from the phenomenal Barbra Streisand couldn’t be more timely. An outspoken critic of Donnie, Barbra uses her art to expressThis latest album from the phenomenal Barbra Streisand couldn’t be more timely. An outspoken critic of Donnie, Barbra uses her art to express her thoughts and feelings about what is happening in this country today. Yet, she does so, without once ever mentioning his name, so each of these songs can stand on its own merit, even without the political message. Very clever and very imaginative. The songs are exceptional, with most being brand new material, and several of them written by Barbra herself. And her voice, that extraordinary gift that she has shared with us for 6 decades now, is as pure and powerful and emotive as ever. “Walls” is yet another gem from this American treasure, a legend and an icon for the ages. Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2018
    10
    Walls é um álbum espetacular, tem um frescor mas sem deixar de lado toda a personalidade de Barbra. Don't Lie To Me e o cover de Imagine, meWalls é um álbum espetacular, tem um frescor mas sem deixar de lado toda a personalidade de Barbra. Don't Lie To Me e o cover de Imagine, me tocaram muito. Se pudesse eu daria mais do que 10, daria 1.000. Expand