Before the Frost... - The Black Crowes
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  • Summary: The latest album for the rock band was recorded live at Levon Helm's barn. The CD comes with a code to download "Until The Freeze," which contains a second set of songs.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
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  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.
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    Two fine records without a duff track between them. [Oct 2009, p.98]
  4. Frost is prime Crowes, a set of songs about dudes who are buzzed, crooked, and haunted, all delivered with bluesy swagger and infused with psychedelic spirit.... The Crowes delve into hippie square-dance jams and bluegrass gospel tunes with an earnest zeal, though style trumps substance on most of the tracks.
  5. You get a little sick of hearing the crowd between songs (we get it, there's an audience!), but in many ways this is the album the Crowes have been meaning to record for years.
  6. These guys still come up with meaty riffs for fans of guitar-driven rock, but also leave themselves plenty of room to stretch out in jam-band excursions.
  7. Before The Frost... is as comfortingly familiar as one of Chris Robinson's kaftans. [Oct 2009, p.108]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 7