Mockingbird Time - The Jayhawks
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  • Record Label: Rounder
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. The Jayhawks are still crafting music that should be emulated. And that in and of itself is why Mockingbird Time is worth its 50 minutes.
  2. Sep 20, 2011
    80
    With very few exceptions, there's a real sense of unity throughout the album. [Oct 2011, p.106]
  3. Sep 23, 2011
    80
    Mockingbird Time is a simple but richly rewarding example of what the Jayhawks do better than anyone, and serves as a potent reminder that they're one of the finest American bands of their time.
  4. Sep 20, 2011
    70
    The Jayhawks made their mix a signature long ago; though they stretch out with surprising hooks, the tunes are branded like calves--soaring singalongs full of bad weather, emotional and meteorological.
  5. Sep 20, 2011
    70
    There must be worse fates than ending up as a classic pop jukebox, and there's excitement as well as devotion in all this archaeology.
  6. Sep 28, 2011
    60
    Mockingbird Time, the band's first album in eight years, places them right back in the hazy glow of Laurel Canyon sunset. [Oct 2011, p.123]
  7. 40
    The Jayhawks release their most insipid, uninspired album in years.

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Score distribution:
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 23, 2011
    10
    Mimicking another old-timer who grabbed a copy of this splendid release off the racks, I didn't hear a bad song on the ride home. This is harmonic major-key Americana made for these discordant rocky times. Mockingbird Time has just become my favorite album by the Jayhawks. Expand