Monsters Of Folk - 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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  1. Jan 8, 2011
    9
    Such a great album that dawns on you with each more listen. Monsters Of Folk debut has very catchy songs and the lyrics are golden. This folk supergroup is utterly amazing and it's the perfect four artists to collaborate. The Opener "Dear God" is a strange, soulful jam that stays in your head. This album is filled with great tracks. All In All, Monsters Of Folk are a great collaboration and it really shows in this album. A- Expand
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  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.