Leaving Eden - Carolina Chocolate Drops
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  • Summary: The follow-up to their 2010 Grammy-winning debut album was produced by Buddy Miller.
  • Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Genre(s): Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Blues, Neo-Traditional Folk, String Bands, Contemporary Country, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Modern Acoustic Blues, Regional Blues, Country Blues, Piedmont Blues
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  1. Feb 27, 2012
    90
    For it's diversity, experimentation, and excellent performances, Leaving Eden is even better [than 2010 release, Genuine Negro Jig].
  2. Feb 27, 2012
    88
    The result is a rarity in the Chocolate Drops' world: roots music as useful as it is beautiful.
  3. Feb 28, 2012
    80
    The result is a wonderfully immediate album that feels like a Saturday night house party--complete with moonlight, dust flying from the carpet under the feet of dancers, and crickets and night bird calls out the open windows.
  4. 70
    Like the eponymous candy, Leaving Eden will draw you back for more of that sweet warmth to melt on your tongue.
  5. Mar 13, 2012
    70
    The stream of banjo, fiddle, bones and spoons rolls on agreeably, marred only by a tendency to tweeness. [Apr 2012, p.73]
  6. Mar 22, 2012
    60
    The instrumental work is impressive throughout, but Gidden's vocals are the main attraction. [Apr 2012, p.88]
  7. Mar 14, 2012
    40
    There's no faulting the brilliant playing, but by restricting themselves to exploring a fairly unevolved musical form they forever repeat its limitations. [April 2012, p.90]

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