Monsters Of Folk

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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38

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Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

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  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
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  1. Spread over 15 tracks, the combination wears thin at several points, and several songs feel more like their creator's solo work than a composite product. Monsters of Folk has moments on undeniable beauty, though, and when the musicians pitch their voices atop one another--as they do to notable effect on the gorgeous "Slow Down Jo"-the benefits of teamwork are more than clear.
  2. It's more jaunty nouveau Traveling Wilburys than folk rock summit as Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst, My Morning Jacket's Jim James and M Ward join forces.
  3. With all four players clearly bringing out the best in each other, one hopes that Monsters of Folk makes for more than just a one-off side project.