Amelita - Court Yard Hounds
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  • Summary: Jim Scott returns as producer on the second release from the Dixie Chicks' Emily Robison and Martie Maguire as the Court Yard Hounds.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 15, 2013
    80
    The multi-instrumentalists expertly weave the country flavors of their fiddles, dobros, and banjos into a beguiling folk-pop-singer-songwriter sound that could appeal equally to fans of their main gig and of artists such as Indigo Girls or James Taylor.
  2. Jul 15, 2013
    80
    "Phoebe" is a modified bluegrass stomp and "Sunshine" comes streaming in on breezy harmonies, while "Rock All Night" and "Watch Your Step" are anchored in roots rock, but Amelita is, at its heart, an adult pop album and it's a gorgeous one at that: it glides by easily but it digs deep.
  3. Jul 19, 2013
    75
    Amelita might be the most buoyant album of 2013, a lighter-than-air set of summery folk-pop tunes with titles like "Sunshine" and "The World Smiles."
  4. Jul 15, 2013
    60
    There's a brisker, more persuasive earworm in Amelita but otherwise little here that really sticks.
  5. Jul 18, 2013
    60
    How much you love Amelita all depends on how much you like the Dixie Chicks, and how you feel about two of the three band members recording something that sounds fairly in step with the band that they made their name.
  6. Aug 22, 2013
    50
    Amelita makes it abundantly clear the Dixie Chicks bite was brought by its snappy singer, but Maguire and Robison's sweetness maintains its charms.
  7. 40
    The dominant mode throughout is tepid bluegrass, heating up a little for “Phoebe.”

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