Dirt Farmer - Levon Helm
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  • Summary: Former The Band drummer/singer returns with a solo album.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
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  1. Dirt Farmer is an iconic album, this year’s "Time Out of Mind" or "Freedom." Just give him a Grammy.
  2. The Band's Levon Helm turns in a modestly charming album of 13 cover songs. [30 Nov 2007, p.131]
  3. Helm’s voice is still poignant even if it’s nowhere near as strong as it once was.
  4. Dirt Farmer thus proves a revelation, not only through Helm's amazingly rich vocals but also in the return to his Arkansas roots with a perspective and emotion that testifies to perseverance and faith.
  5. Dirt Farmer is a hard-edged but compassionate and full-hearted set of roots music from a master of the form, and it's a welcome, inspiring return to form for Levon Helm after a long stretch of professional and personal setbacks.
  6. His gently driving percussion work, so important for the Band's success, is still there, and his singing is helped by the impressive harmony work of his daughter Amy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 10