Eleven Eleven

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  • Summary: The singer-songwriter who started his career with The Blasters wrote and recorded his latest solo album while on tour or during breaks from his 2010 tour.
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  1. To call this the best record of his solo career isn't to claim it's great, it's to reckon that it's pretty darn good.
  2. Jun 22, 2011
    As usual with the ever-insightful Alvin, the specifics of his raw material are the means to broader truths rather than an end in themselves.
  3. 80
    On Eleven Eleven, Dave Alvin continues his transformation from journeyman musician to becoming one of the people he always idolized: the one of a kind bluesmen and storytellers, rock and rollers and poets, folk singers and road warriors whose influences he's absorbed since he was a kid growing up fast in Downey, California.
  4. Jun 22, 2011
    Eleven Eleven shows he's a long way away from running out of ideas, and these 11 portraits of life in the Golden State are engrossing, thoughtful music that should satisfy old fans and engage those introducing themselves to his work for the first time.
  5. 80
    Dave Alvin's latest album may be his best yet, its tales of the flipside of the American Dream set to gritty blues riffs that speak of long months on the road.
  6. Mojo
    Aug 30, 2011
    A lot happens on Eleven Eleven -- all of it good. [Sept. 2011, p. 106]
  7. Rolling Stone
    Jun 22, 2011
    Former guitarist for roots heroes the Blasters, Alvin fills his 11th album with small towns, highways and losers we imagine he's encountered on countless tours.

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