Barricades & Brickwalls - Kasey Chambers
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  • Summary: Australian alt-country singer Kasey Chambers follows her acclaimed 2000 debut ('The Captain') with this sophomore effort. Lucinda Williams guests.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
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  1. Easily one of the year's top 10, if not top five.
  2. 80
    An album of tough-edged, passion-fuelled songs full of real emotion. [Jun 2002, p.109]
  3. In saluting hell-raisers of country past, Chambers unintentionally illustrates she should be more of one herself.
  4. In stark contrast to most Nashville and alt.country products, even when the words let it down, Barricades & Brickwalls is carried by its classic sound.
  5. Barricades and Brickwalls paints a broad spectrum of alt.country/ bluegrass/honkytonk music, and that variety is its greatest strength.
  6. Chambers' voice is a birdie chirp. She's sexy, but has less edge than the tiniest bleached-blond in the Dixie Chicks and half the sass of Dolly Parton.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
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  1. MarkJ.
    Jul 23, 2002
    9
    A striking album. completely different from the manufactured music of today's "stars"
  2. ErikN.
    Feb 20, 2002
    8
    Her first album was better. She needs to mix up her genres a bit. Too much of the blues on this album. Still good though.

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