Miracle Temple - Mount Moriah
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  1. Feb 26, 2013
    There really isn't a bad song in the bunch here. The band effortlessly straddles the line between straightforward alt-country, the rockier sensibilities of its members' other projects, and the Muscle Shoals-style r&b that seems to be particularly en vogue right now. McEntire's vocals and judiciously employed keyboard/organ and strings really set Mount Moriah apart from their peers. I've seen a few reviews mention that the vocals sound like a young Dolly Parton, and I think that's pretty spot on. Particular highlights include "Younger Days," "Bright Light," "I Built a Town," and "Swannanoa," the track that best showcases the band's versatility as it builds from a slow burning, countrified dirge into an cathartic centerpiece full of swirling guitar, drums, strings, and keyboard. Long story short, there are a lot of bands that are active right now and sound vaguely like this. Along with a few other acts, Mount Moriah represents the cream of the crop. Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
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  1. 80
    MM flash their heavy roots on ‘Miracle Temple Holiness’. They come close to pop brilliance, however, when they go full hillbilly hustle on 'White Sands.'
  2. Mar 22, 2013
    It's a pleasure that continues revealing itself upon subsequent listens. [Mar-Apr 2013, p.90]
  3. Proper, stop-you-in-your-tracks talent with the occasional song to match.