Here We Rest - Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
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  • Summary: The former Drive-By Truckers member releases another album with his current band, the 400 Unit, primarily made up of Alabama musicians.
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  1. 91
    The ex-Drive-By Trucker cranks things up a gear with this terrific collection of Muscle Shoals-recorded country-rock. [15 Apr 2011, p. 87]
  2. Apr 12, 2011
    88
    It's taken Isbell three albums to find his comfortable post-Truckers solo-artist groove, and on Here We Rest, he settles in quite nicely.
  3. The album is his most consistent and complete, finding room for singer-songwriter-type country, alt. country, harder rock and soul within a single record, while retaining a sense of direction and cohesiveness, as well as heart, soul and a satisfying emotional connection between artist and audience .
  4. Apr 7, 2011
    80
    The ex–Drive-By Truckers guitarist shares his former band's lyrical penchant for the dark end of the street.
  5. Apr 19, 2011
    75
    Here We Rest doesn't produce anything on par with "Outfit" or "Decoration Day," but it's an encouraging sign that Isbell might still have songs as fine left in him.
  6. Isbell is an accomplished and serious songwriter and what keeps Here We Rest from being the stonker it so nearly is is not the writing but the slightness of his voice – and his band.
  7. Apr 11, 2011
    50
    It's on the songs that bring in the R&B influences that made Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit sing that Here We Rest finally showcases what it is that makes Isbell a distinctive talent.

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