Elsie - The Horrible Crowes
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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6

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  1. Oct 9, 2011
    6
    The Horrible Crowes lets you see a new side of Brian Fallon, both in musical style, as well with softer vocals. As a Gaslight fan, I enjoyed the album, but not overly so. Behold the Hurricane was a great song, as my highlight of the album, but there is nothing that screams different about it. It's a good album, but not amazing.
  2. Sep 28, 2011
    10
    A fantastic album. I love Gaslight Anthem, but here Brian Fallon lets out a whole load of darker, slower songs that he clearly didnt think would work for his main band. They are wonderful. There is space and clarity in the tracks that sometimes can be lost in the uptempo rockers of Gaslight. A beautiful album and easily my favourite album of 2011 so far
  3. Jul 26, 2013
    9
    Most of the tracks on this album are excellent. A few are not so good and sadly let the rest of the album down just a little bit. This project shows a different side to Brian Fallon. The vocals are less powerful than those fans of The Gaslight Anthem would be familiar with. The vocals are backed up by intricate guitar pieces that remain in the background without diminishing the quieter vocals. Behold the Hurricane and Ladykiller are the real standouts on this album and actually would be up there with my favourite Brian Fallon songs. Expand
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Sep 28, 2011
    80
    Frontman Brian Fallon serves up a mostly restrained and as a result more resonant set as an opening salvo for The Horrible Crowes. [Oct 2011, p.123]
  2. Sep 27, 2011
    80
    Fallon tempers the rancour with expertly crafted tunes. [Oct 2011, p.97]
  3. Sep 27, 2011
    90
    Perfect for night drives on long, winding roads. [Oct 2011, p.107]