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9.0

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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

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  1. Mojo
    Jun 24, 2011
    80
    If Bruce Springsteen or Steve Earle had created these blue-collar character sketches Here We Rest would be a return to their very best. At 32, however, Isbell seems to be just warming up. [Jul 2011, p.107]
  2. 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.
  3. 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.