Elsie - The Horrible Crowes
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Oct 27, 2014
    10
    I will start by saying exactly what I need to say to summarise the record. Not a wrong note on it. Huge the Gaslight Anthem fan here and I will hands down say this beats all TGA stuff. Probably my third favourite album of all time. Beautiful and passionate, a must hear.
Metascore
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]