Animals In The Dark - William Elliott Whitmore
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  • Summary: The Iowan-born singer-songwriter releases his first album on the Anti label.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Repeat listens yield rich and profound rewards. [Mar 2009, p.104]
  2. 80
    This one is more bluesy and soulful, a kind of semi-protest record that takes stock of post-Bush USA. [Mar 2009, p.88]
  3. 80
    If Solomon Burke and Will Oldham had a baby. [Mar 2009, p.105]
  4. If the subject matter becomes a little too repetitive after multiple listenings, there’s always the music itself to enjoy.
  5. 70
    For all its grim honesty, Whitmore's fifth album also boasts a survivor's tenacity.
  6. His voice leads the material along, punching up the momentum of the heavier songs and providing an earthy low end for the simpler ones.
  7. Adding to his old-time preacher's moan and expressive banjo, Whitmore utilizes a full band for the first time in this collection of songs lamenting corrupt authority in all its various forms. [Winter 2009, p.79]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2