Chinatown - The Be Good Tanyas
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  • Summary: This is the second album for the alt-folk trio from Vancouver, Canada.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. While many rock and electronic groups amble pleasantly along without a musical thought in their heads, country's combination of tradition and musicianship just keeps producing albums, like Chinatown, of a really tremendous caliber.
  2. The rootsy folk and ethereal harmonies drift lazily, setting a lonesome, winsome mood, without being somber.
  3. These knotty-pine girls sound like no one else.
  4. 70
    An album of relentless, aching beauty. [Mar 2003, p.96]
  5. 60
    It's the originals that resonate, contrasting with a featherweight cover of Townes van Zandt's "Waiting Around To Die." [Mar 2003, p.97]
  6. 40
    Unfortunately, the doom and gloom here wears out its welcome quickly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. KenC
    May 5, 2003
    10
    Chinatown is a whispery breath of fresh air in the stagnation of modern country radio with no soul. The only thing that would make Chinatown a better project would be an accompanying DVD of The Be Good Tanyas performing these songs. Expand

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