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  • Summary: The fourth album but the first with Merge Records for the Brooklyn-based band.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oakley Hall's almost indescribably transcendent quality burns through in songs like 'All The Way Down,' which rides amplified waves of fiery guitar and tuneful wailing, while evoking the reassuring fellowship of church camp.
  2. The range is fantastic but never jarring.
  3. The slight psychedelic divergences and other assorted flourishes keep the album interesting, but they’re not enough in the forefront to make Oakley Hall come off like some permutation of psych-rock.
  4. 72
    I’ll Follow You is a pleasant enough halfway point for a respite.
  5. I'll Follow You is a record that shows off the diversity of Oakley Hall's palette, country and folk and rock, equally important and equally imposed, and because of this, something worth listening to.
  6. 70
    Their hard-bitten Calvinist worry and storm-a-brewing' guitar tangle feel earthier than most back-to-the-land hipster escapism, especially when threshed out by roundhouse drummer Greg Anderson. [Sep 2007,p.129]
  7. Sullivan and Cox are attentive enough to make room for understated fiddler Claudia Mogel, who keeps the band’s country flame burning when they flail and strut. None of this, though, is enough to strip the album of a staleness and fatigue

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  1. KennyM
    Sep 12, 2007
    10
    i haven't listened to this album yet, but I saw oakley hall open from bright eyes at the first show of the cassdaga tour...and they were i haven't listened to this album yet, but I saw oakley hall open from bright eyes at the first show of the cassdaga tour...and they were flawless, with a booming sound and energy that rivaled bright eyes. i expect this album will be great, but nothing like their live performance. Expand