Follow Me Down - Sarah Jarosz
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  • Summary: The Texas-born singer-songwriter's second album features nine original songs and covers of Bob Dylan and Radiohead.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 19, 2011
    87
    Rather than hone the traditional Appalachian discipline, the sensualist singer explores the possibilities of acoustic/roots music--conjuring songscapes, erotic tableau and enough tension to hold listeners transfixed throughout Follow Me Down.
  2. May 19, 2011
    80
    Jarosz's first album showcased her ability to take on folk, country, and bluegrass music head on as well as cover rock songs with creative gusto. Jarosz does the same on her latest album, but she has expanded her musical palette and does much more.
  3. 80
    With the release of a beautiful new record Follow Me Down, it's time to proceed past the astonishment of Jarosz's remarkable age and acknowledge her place among the prestigious group of musicians currently pursuing acoustic music to exciting and progressive new heights.
  4. Her first UK release is a polished, bluegrassy thing of no small wonder.
  5. Jun 21, 2011
    80
    Austin's "newgrass" prodigy moves ever onwards. [July 2011, p. 108]
  6. Dec 6, 2011
    80
    Jarosz's talent is wondrous and in no way normal, and her developing musical maturity continues to be a wonder to watch.
  7. Jun 3, 2011
    60
    Her aching voice is more lived in than her years suggest. [Jul 2011, p.92]

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  1. Jun 9, 2011
    10
    Really really REALLY just damn perfect. In every way possible. I have nothing critical to say about this album. She does 2 covers, one of Radiohead's "The Tourist" and Dylan's "Ring them bells". "Tourist" is done with a very bluegrassy sound and what we get is a haunting, slower version of the OK COmputer closer. Her cover of "Bells" owns Dylan. Which is not easy to do. Granted it was 80s Dylan not 60s Dylan but still... Expand

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