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  • Summary: Merritt's third full-length studio album was produced by George Drakoulias.
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  1. It resonates with emotion, tenderness, and a sense that she has found comfort in life and her songwriting that may have been missing before.
  2. Lyrically, the album is immeasurably more intimate than Merritt’s previous work.
  3. Elements of rock, folk, and blues pervade, and producer George Drakoulias (Black Crowes, the Jayhawks) stays out of the way, allowing Merritt’s voice to embody the songs, all 11 of which flow from start to finish, uninterrupted and primed for full-on stardom.
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    The North Carolina native's third album unveils deceptively sharp tales of hearts in distress, implying fierce emotions just under the surface. [Mar 2008, p.106]
  5. Another Country, whether in rock or country mode, is an album built on the voice of its artist.
  6. Another Country is never less than an effortless, inviting listen by an artist who fully deserves to be a major star within her genre.
  7. More coffeehouse than roadhouse, it recalls the tasteful country-pop of her debut, "Bramble Rose," which makes it a step backward in more ways than one.

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  1. GregS
    Mar 17, 2008
    8
    Generally agree with the reviews -- solid songwriting (she continues to improve) and catchy hooks but fewer standouts than Tambourine. Still Generally agree with the reviews -- solid songwriting (she continues to improve) and catchy hooks but fewer standouts than Tambourine. Still a "buy it" for me. Expand
  2. HansW.
    Mar 5, 2008
    7
    Not as exciting as Tambourine and more mellow than Bramble Rose, Another Country sounds so effortless that you almost overlook the excellent Not as exciting as Tambourine and more mellow than Bramble Rose, Another Country sounds so effortless that you almost overlook the excellent musicianship -- an album to just sit back and relax to. Expand