- Record Label: New West
- Release Date: Jan 22, 2008
OK, 19 songs, gotta be filler here somewhere, and there is, only it isn't melodic -- with all music credited to the band, Shonna Tucker's muzzier lyrics and Mike Cooley's more elusive ones sound as well-turned as those of Patterson Hood, who's never written better.
MojoThe Truckers have always been a direct band but this time there's a kind of foreplay, where each song gives the other time and consideration. [Mar 2008, p.100]
Oct 18, 2016This record changed my life.
I realize I was short and nondescript with my A Blessing and a Curse review, so I'll try and take more timeThis record changed my life.
I realize I was short and nondescript with my A Blessing and a Curse review, so I'll try and take more time with this.
This was the first DBT record I ever bought. Simply because my friend told me to do so. I haven't looked back. The beauty and darkness that reeks fro this record brings up something within me that I'll never be able to explain. Every song on here is perfect. There's not a dull moment. Shonna really shows her true colors here and it's incredible. Patterson found where he needed to be. His songs on this record shine. The comraderie between the members would be envious of any band. They just WORK. Cooley has some of the best moments on his career here. They're funny, witty, insightful, brooding, and most importantly, rockin'. And don't get me started on John and Spooner. Incredible.
Don't let this one pass you buy. I realize your money is as important to you as it would be the next, but if you're still unsure, trust me on this when I say, buy it. Please please buy it.
"A Ghost to Most"
"The Purgatory Line"
"You and Your Crystal Meth"
"Checkout Time In Vegas"
"The Monument Valley"
"The Opening Act"
"Self Destructive Zones"… Expand
HexumSFeb 29, 2008I had never heard of this band before. I just downloaded some random high scoring album from MetaCritic because I was bored. I dislike about I had never heard of this band before. I just downloaded some random high scoring album from MetaCritic because I was bored. I dislike about 95% of albums that get critical acclaim here, but let me tell you this is definitely one of the 5% that I absolutly love. This is my best MetaCritic find since The Shins - Chutes too Narrow. Try this one out!… Expand
TSJan 26, 2008Wow.... Album of the year and it's only January 22nd. Who needs Isbell when you can write songs like this?
Jan 31, 2014Really really beautiful songs. They don't have to act out ridiculous emotions for us to react emotionally. The first song truly depressed meReally really beautiful songs. They don't have to act out ridiculous emotions for us to react emotionally. The first song truly depressed me in its beauty and subject matter. Moving stuff.… Expand
PaulCJan 29, 2008The first good album of 2008.
JDFeb 14, 2008"Two Daughters And A Wife" is the ONLY diamond in this rough. i gave this a 9 ONLY because of this song. It went directly into my "EPIC" "Two Daughters And A Wife" is the ONLY diamond in this rough. i gave this a 9 ONLY because of this song. It went directly into my "EPIC" playlist. Pretty boring and unremarkable otherwise.… Expand
ScottH.Mar 12, 2008It's whiney, twangy, predictable, pretty annoying.
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