It Still Moves - My Morning Jacket
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Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

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  • Summary: The Southern rockers make their major-label debut with this 12-track effort.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 100
    Some are already calling it a landmark. This year's 'Deserter's Songs' or 'Soft Bulletin'. In truth it's probably better than both of those records.
  2. 100
    Instantly engaging, and totally engrossing over time.
  3. It Still Moves is the kind of album that can inspire both wonder and respect in equal measures.
  4. It Still Moves courts the easygoing, the wistful, and the devastating all at once, and the group's strange, wonderful gift is that it understands how those three moods are all shades of the same blue.
  5. 80
    At 72 minutes, the gorgeous gloom of It Still Moves lasts a bit longer than it has to--but it offers a host of tarnished gems along the way. [Sep 2003, p.126]
  6. When they're on, though, they're on, and although this album doesn't quite reach the heights that their earlier At Dawn does, it's still a great disc from a young group who will be making even more noise in the future.
  7. He claims his Dave Matthews-sponsored major- label debut was his chance to make a true band record, and I guess his boys are trickier than Crazy Horse, just not in any way you haven't heard before.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. RomulusS
    Sep 9, 2003
    10
    Though more polished than their two previous rustic, yet very inviting, releases, It Still Moves continues to capture this group's Though more polished than their two previous rustic, yet very inviting, releases, It Still Moves continues to capture this group's genuine passion for making music. And after hours of saturating yourself with its delicate yet thrashing sounds, you too will find your escape back into a window of music familiarly reflecting the classics of the 60s and 70s. Be patient and honest and this album will truly be rewarding. Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2011
    10
    Just realized that I had never rated/reviewed It Still Moves-- one of my favorite albums of the 00's. Evokes great classic southern rock whileJust realized that I had never rated/reviewed It Still Moves-- one of my favorite albums of the 00's. Evokes great classic southern rock while sounding natural, rather than the forced imitation that a lot of their current peers in the genre fall into. Expand
  3. ritag
    Sep 16, 2003
    10
    beautiful album. combines elements of riverpissing, barefeet on round stones, making out in the ethnic foods aisle, and waking up early on beautiful album. combines elements of riverpissing, barefeet on round stones, making out in the ethnic foods aisle, and waking up early on accident. not to be missed. Expand
  4. TonyF
    Jul 13, 2006
    10
    Simply amazing, my favorite mmj album. they are all great though.
  5. DaveM
    Feb 14, 2007
    10
    A great album from one of the best bands out right now. They harken back to the emergence of rock as an art form while speaking directly to A great album from one of the best bands out right now. They harken back to the emergence of rock as an art form while speaking directly to the modern (or post-modern) age. Great music that is accessible, yet insightful; familiar yet original. Expand
  6. Matt
    Sep 26, 2003
    9
    It may seem a bit strange at first to those who haven't heard MMJ before, like it was to me when i first bought this cd, but give it a It may seem a bit strange at first to those who haven't heard MMJ before, like it was to me when i first bought this cd, but give it a chance and you'll love it Expand
  7. MarcS
    Sep 23, 2003
    2
    This record is lousy! I bought it because it was marked wrong at Best Buy ($3.99) and I'd seen a lot of good reviews. But the songs are This record is lousy! I bought it because it was marked wrong at Best Buy ($3.99) and I'd seen a lot of good reviews. But the songs are all plodding and go on way too long! The production is terrible too, each song sounding as if it was recorded in an airplane hanger. Or at the other end of a big tunnel. The singer's high plaintive whine may give some people a roots Americana buzz, like the Band but worse (and the Band wasn't very good IMHO)... I barely made it through this cd. So dull. Expand

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