Mockingbird Time

  • Record Label: Rounder
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2011
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  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.
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
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  1. Feb 23, 2012
    80
    The trademark ingredients that turned Hollywood Town Hall and Tomorrow the Green Grass into seminal classics are retained via Olson's yearning vocals, the sun splashed harmonies and their adept meld of Americana, vintage West Coast rock, strings and psychedelia.
  2. Q Magazine
    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]
  3. 70
    While many of these songs succeed, some performances also feel slightly phoned in.