Before the Frost... - The Black Crowes

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. No longer young upstarts, they wear their years proudly on this terrific album, sounding like the veteran roadhounds they've always aspired to be.
  2. Frost captures the best aspects of one of rock’s finest eras: a balance of structured songwriting and loose grooves, catchy choruses and meandering solos, hard rocking songs and easy-going attitude.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. MikeH
    Sep 18, 2009
    This is one of the best albums I have ever heard. The Crowes have really hit on a great line-up finally and the songwriting is nothing short of spectacular. At first I wasnt sure if I was going to "feel" the more laid back approach the Black Crowes have taken the last few albums, but after listening with a open mind I am very glad I did. This seems to be the most fluent and inspired release of the Crowes long, wonderful career. Full Review »
  2. GerryO.
    Sep 8, 2009
    Very good album (except track 5).
  3. MarkS
    Sep 7, 2009
    "After nearly 20 years, the Crowes' 8th studio record hits us and gives us a refreshing smile. This delightfully adds to their outstanding material and does not disappoint in the least. That bluesy southern rock sound is as impressive as ever and is even expanded upon with country and folk-like themes. It comes as an 11 song disk, and 9 additional free tracks are downloaded off their website. The funny thing is that the later 9 are just as good as the others! There is a handful of songs that you can't stop putting on repeat. Full of rich melodies, the music is truly outstanding and is performed brilliantly - a crowning achievement." Full Review »