A Blessing And A Curse - Drive-By Truckers
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  • Summary: The southern rockers have no overarching concept this time out, but they still boast three singers and guitarists in Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley and Jason Isbell.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Finds [Drive-By Truckers] turing from the social concerns of 2004's Dirty South to the more personal with career-best results. [21 Apr 2006, p.75]
  2. 90
    Cement[s] the Truckers' status as one of the best rock 'n' roll bands going. [#71, p.93]
  3. 80
    There's plenty of soul and swagger again here. [Apr 2006, p.94]
  4. This album feels smaller and more casual than some of its predecessors. [17 Apr 2006]
  5. Keeping its ambitions manageable and its wheels on the rails, Blessing is a simpler pleasure and ultimately a lesser triumph. [#13, p.84]
  6. It showcases an artistic range that had been up to this point unexplored.
  7. The bulk of the album is made of slight, rote country-rockers, as sturdy and flat as a table.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9