Essential Tremors

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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the rock band was co-produced by Mark Neill and Matt Wignall.
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  1. Mar 12, 2014
    90
    One can’t help but be impressed with how every song is critical to Essential Tremors’ progression, each song being placed in just the right spot.
  2. Mar 12, 2014
    80
    It's a fine outing from a versatile band that knows what they do best, and man, they can rock.
  3. Mar 12, 2014
    80
    Conventional wisdom holds that rock and roll will never die. It’s the fist-pumping, ass-shaking, lighter-raising efforts of bands like J. Roddy Walston and the Business that ensure that axiom remains true.
  4. Uncut
    Apr 2, 2014
    70
    It's unfortunate that these splendidly rumbustious tracks make the lumbering ballads even harder work by comparison. [May 2014, p.81]
  5. Mojo
    Mar 21, 2014
    60
    JRW's third has enough honky-tonk brio to merit comparison with Kings Of Leon. [Apr 2014, p.98]
  6. Mar 12, 2014
    60
    Essential Tremors hides some of the bands’ strongest songs in years. You just have to dig for them.
  7. Mar 17, 2014
    40
    There's no fresh spin on the hoary old Led Zep-isms of Sweat Shock and recent single Heavy Bells, while more ponderous material fails to distinguish them from a competent bar band.

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  1. May 11, 2014
    10
    This is a great album by a great up and coming band. Good old school rock and roll. They'll get a lot of comparisons to Kings of Leon butThis is a great album by a great up and coming band. Good old school rock and roll. They'll get a lot of comparisons to Kings of Leon but that's not a bad thing. They not ripping off their style. Rather they have their own unique southern rock sound that is in line with other southern rock bands. Heavy bells even reminded a bit of Nirvana.....but in a upbeat sort of way. Really glad I picked up this album and I'd recommend that others do as well. Expand