- Summary: The Southern rock band led by Patterson Hood follow up their 2-disc concept album about Lynyrd Skynyrd ('The Southern Rock Opera') with this less conceptual but equally rocking LP.
- Record Label: New West
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Alt-Country
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Positive: 16 out of 16
Mixed: 0 out of 16
Negative: 0 out of 16
SpinA raging, ragged Behind The Music--15 coal-black odes to the casualties that art leaves behind and that life can't avoid. [Aug 2003, p.111]
Q MagazineThere's a new sense of darkness and despair at their core. [Dec 2003, p.124]
Positive: 6 out of 6
Mixed: 0 out of 6
Negative: 0 out of 6
EricRJul 26, 2007Best rock act going today
AndrewVOct 27, 2003Maybe the most honest album made in the past 5 years. Pulls no punches and doesn't look down on its subject matter something very easy Maybe the most honest album made in the past 5 years. Pulls no punches and doesn't look down on its subject matter something very easy to do given the subject matter. Amazing, I listened to it every day for about two months.… Expand
CHaltcountrytabOct 30, 2003best record of the year
DamienSSep 1, 2006It's not a masterpiece like "Southern Rock Opera," but if ever a band has followed a masterpiece honorably, this is it. Here there is It's not a masterpiece like "Southern Rock Opera," but if ever a band has followed a masterpiece honorably, this is it. Here there is less of the obvious Skynyrd influence and more of the country and punk influences that began DBT on its path toward southern rock, giving it a more unique sound. Meanwhile, the insightful, powerful songwriting that characterized "Southern Rock Opera" remains in full force. This may be the best band working in the world right now.… Expand
Oct 18, 2016Decoration Day is beautiful.
There's such raw, honest beauty in these songs. Beauty and creativity and intelligence that's hard to come by.Decoration Day is beautiful.
There's such raw, honest beauty in these songs. Beauty and creativity and intelligence that's hard to come by. Cooley doesn't have a bad song, and Patterson's are top notch. For friends who don't know who they are, I loan them this and BTCD. I couldn't imagine what the album would be if Patterson had totally lost these songs for good. It's a band being so comfortable with who they are. The only reason this can't be a 10, is just because of "Your Daddy Hates Me". That's the very minor bump in the road. Otherwise, a perfect listen.
"The Deeper In"
"Sounds Better In the Song"
"Do It Yourself"
"Loaded Gun In the Closet"… Expand
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