by Todd Snider
- Record Label: Aimless Records
- Release Date: Mar 6, 2012
Review this album
Mar 31, 2012Todd Snider, fortunately, has an interesting timbre of voice - otherwise the album "Hymns & Stoner Agnostic Fables" would be merely average disc from the border of alt country and folk. Ten of the composition does not differ much from each other, only the interesting stories woven into the songs saves album - for ex. "In The Beginning".
Jul 5, 2012Upon first listen, meanwhile, Agnostic Hymns is disorienting. Snider's voice is typically craggy, but the music is too. Amanda Shires' violin shadows his words, and the rhythms occasionally miss a beat. Once things come into focus, his stories are of those affected by the Great Recession, told with a wrath rarely expressed.
Q MagazineJun 20, 2012Like a musical Bill Hicks, Snider's easy humour expresses his nonetheless serious message with a grace and poignancy few can muster. [Jun 2012, p.96]