Go-Go Boots - Drive-By Truckers
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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

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  1. Feb 28, 2011
    9
    To my mind, this album rates just a notch below their finest, Decoration Day and Dirty South. I think that at this stage, the slower paced country and/or blues tinged numbers suit them best, where you can really make out how well they play off one other instrumentally. also, I think Shonna Tucker's singing has improved, and they are beginning to sort out what works best with her in the band. Both of her contributions here are strong. Cooley's country songs on this album have a kind of wistful energy, and his usual great phrase turning shows up on "Cartoon Gold" and "The Weakest Man". And Patterson has his slow burn going throughout the album, from the "murder ballads" to tales of desperation. But he also lets loose on some really great soulful numbers, including the album closer, which has a great Stones in the early 70s feel to it. Expand
  2. Sep 29, 2011
    9
    This is actually my favorite album ever by them. I have been a diehard DBTs fan for about 10 years and seen them more times than I can count over the years as well. That being said I feel this is Patterson's finest hour lyrically and how his voice sounds on many of the songs such as Mercy Buckets, Used To Be a Cop and Everybody Needs Love. I have always been a Cooley guy over the years and still am overall. I feel his contributions are very solid due to the fact they are all three mellow and more country sounding. It is good the two lead vocalists are even throughout this album. It is an absolute crime shrimp is too much of a poser music fan to like these guys. Expand
  3. Feb 16, 2012
    9
    A real change of pace album for DBT. I was worried at first but after sitting down and really digging into the album I found myself really enjoying Go-Go Boots. It's a refreshing change of pace that I enjoyed and to me it sounds like DBT really enjoyed making the album. A must buy for DBT fans.
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Apr 6, 2011
    80
    Slowing down, but in no need of the hard shoulder. [March 2011, p. 97]
  2. Mar 30, 2011
    80
    At its worst, Go-Go Boots comes off sounding like Lynyrd Skynyrd. At its best, it stands as a testament to the unparalleled songwriting of Cooley and Hood and as a reminder of just how special this band can be.
  3. Mar 28, 2011
    66
    While not overwhelming or breathtaking, the slower pace and pure countrified nature of this latest release better suits the band's booze-soaked, Southern, small-town storytelling and captivates suitably for the running time.