Another Fine Day - Golden Smog
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  • Summary: Members of the Jayhawks combine with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Soul Asylum's Dan Murphy and Big Star's Jody Stephens for the pseudo-supergroup's first release in eight years.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. While Golden Smog's attachment to country may have waned, their commitment to fine songwriting has only strengthened.
  2. For a bunch of jokesters, these guys deliver some seriously good music.
  3. [It has] an unexpected depth, unity and resonance.
  4. What was once the musical equivalent of a blokes' night out has morphed into a proper gang. [Sep 2006, p.108]
  5. For Golden Smog, this is another fine album; fine, fun, but never great enough to make you forget that these guys are in other bands.
  6. Like everything this band's made, it's long, sloppy, and uneven, but at this point that's the idea: here are a bunch of people who kind of know each other sitting down with some guitars.
  7. These songs simply don't stack up to their predecessors.

See all 20 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. AdamG.
    Aug 6, 2006
    10
    A completely satisfying feel-good album. I picked up this album because of Gary Louris's work with The Jayhawks, and I was not disappointed. A nice surprise all around. Don't take my word for it - go give it a listen yourself. (Sorry if this review seems so dippy; I just not used to being so blown away by a new album :) ). Expand
  2. WilliamS
    Apr 29, 2007
    10
    Dude, these guys are ballers. Dime piece!
  3. R.L.
    Jul 24, 2006
    7
    Good stuff all around, but the Tweedy/Louris penned "Long Time Ago" really stands out. Tweedy is starting to look like an eagle amongst turkeys. He needs to fly away and go craft his next Wilco masterwork. Expand
  4. TimP.
    Apr 7, 2009
    7
    Whilst the songs lack the immediate impact of the Jayhawks this remains a quality set of contemporary country rock.
  5. MattD.
    Jul 21, 2006
    6
    Has a few great moments in the middle of the CD, and some of the rocking numbers sound good, if not memorable. But the CD is unfocused. It seems like they're trying too hard for each member to get in his individual style. Grade: B-. Expand
  6. MaryD
    Aug 4, 2006
    4
    This cd is not nearly as good as their stellar releases "Down by the Old Mainstream" and "Weird Tales." Jeff Tweedy's input is sadly lacking on this release (was he too busy?), and as a result it seems like a Gary Louris' solo effort, and a mediocre one at that. Here's what I would do: remove about half of the less-than-great songs and add a few great Tweedy numbers. Sorry, these guys can do much, much better. Buy the two GS cds mentioned earlier, any Jayhawks cd, or any Wilco cd pre-"Ghost" to experience their true talent. Expand
  7. ZapB
    Jul 30, 2006
    0
    Soul Asylum? Jayhawks? Big Star? Holy crap is it still 1991 and nobody told me??