Furr - Blitzen Trapper
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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Portland, Oregon group is the first on the Sub Pop label.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. The Neil Young and Beatles influences are laid bare, the quirkiness is now more tuneful than cerebral, and the band has surrendered to the basic human craving for candied country melodies.
  2. 84
    Furr's tight structures and stripped bones soar. Not that they've abandoned that record's ["Wild Mountain Nation"] sonic spectrum entirely; there's plenty of buried headphones treasures throughout, and they still steal gleefully from your parents' best records. [Fall 2008, p.92]
  3. Furr is the work of an assured band that are in confident command of their craft.
  4. Furr still finds Blitzen Trapper as a band that’s relentlessly restless, just one that’s purposefully that way.
  5. 70
    The band's freak-out, slacker glam jams return, but it's Earley's comparatively focused alt-country side that impresses.
  6. 70
    Enjoying Furr, then, depends entirely on your ability (or willingness) to ignore the heavy footprints of familiar musicians.
  7. They’ve topped up every track with so many hooks and contemporary indie rock clichés that their new songs sometimes go right past catchy into corny.

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. DavidS.
    Sep 27, 2008
    10
    What it lacks in urgency compared to Wild Mountain Nation it more than makes up with a country/rock solid sound throughout. Give Furr time to What it lacks in urgency compared to Wild Mountain Nation it more than makes up with a country/rock solid sound throughout. Give Furr time to grow on you. Expand
  2. MarkR
    Nov 11, 2009
    10
    Boring! I don't care how great the lyrics are if the music puts me to sleep.
  3. MarkS.
    Oct 1, 2008
    9
    Psychedelic frontier rock that hits all the right spots better than the average Joe six-pack on a weekend when he feels like being the most Psychedelic frontier rock that hits all the right spots better than the average Joe six-pack on a weekend when he feels like being the most generous of lovers. Expand
  4. LuisC.
    Sep 30, 2008
    8
    Great cd..sounds like neil young in outer space, with weird keyboard parts..like a toy keyboard..good stuff though.
  5. EricC.
    Nov 22, 2008
    8
    Wild Mountain Nation may still be their best album, but my god, can they craft a great rock album.