Field Songs - William Elliott Whitmore
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  • Summary: The Iowa songwriter releases a full-length album of alt-rock, blues, and folk.
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  1. Dec 5, 2011
    90
    Field Songs is Whitmore's masterpiece thus far: unflinching, stubborn, demonstrative, and inspiring.
  2. Jul 12, 2011
    80
    Harmonious hymns such as "Bury Your Burdens In the Ground" and "Let's Do Something Impossible" prove that you don't need more than a banjo, an expressive voice and a heartfelt story in order to craft something truly extraordinary. [Aug 2011, p.122]
  3. Jul 12, 2011
    80
    For what keeps Field Songs on the right side of unyielding darkness, what keeps it ringing with an affirming note of beauty, is the certain knowledge that however black it gets, "the sun's about to rise."
  4. Aug 15, 2011
    80
    This vocal sound gives Whitmore authority with his words, and, more importantly, we believe him when he speaks.
  5. Sep 19, 2011
    80
    Whitmore's sparse new songs brilliantly realised. [Oct 2011, p.105]
  6. Jul 12, 2011
    79
    Through a unified blend of graceful melodies and powerful vocals, William Elliott Whitmore generates a sincere message-to reap a sweet harvest of happiness, listeners must work through the fields of pain.
  7. Aug 3, 2011
    60
    Whitmore may not have the same potential to fill the nation's arenas, but his rugged determination finds him undeterred regardless.

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