New Seasons - The Sadies
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. This is the album I've been waiting nearly 10 years for them to make. Better late than never.
  2. 80
    Their studio albums have been moving away from virtuoso instrumentals toward vocal songs, of which this album has some excellent examples. [Dec 2007, p.104]
  3. 80
    The lissom guitars of brothers Dallas and Travis Good still allow for thrilling detours. [Nov 2007, p.121]
  4. Canada's greatest contribution to Americana since Blue Rodeo have been consistently topping themselves with each new album, and their sixth, New Seasons, is another triumph.
  5. Yes, New Seasons is more of the almost-same--a new season not so much in the sense of a completely fresh beginning, but rather the same old season coming ’round again, bringing familiar feelings, but offering new possibilities.
  6. 80
    New Seasons is a reverb-drenched, genre-hopping gem, the culmination of a 10-year, eight-album journey that promises to bear even more riches farther down the road.
  7. The first studio release by the Sadies in three years represents a big sonic advance.
  8. On the heels of 2006's exceptional live double-disc, the Sadies' seventh studio album isn't their most ambitious work, but it ranks among their tightest.
  9. The group synthesizes pretty much anything you could lump under a general Americana label--bluegrass, country, alt-country, folk rock--to create an idiosyncratic sound more West Coast than Nashville.
  10. As time passes, it sounds samey, though rich nevertheless.
  11. Their seventh full-length album is a case study in everything they do well. [Fall 2007, p.87]
  12. Unfortunately, though, the most well-written and well-executed songs on New Seasons pale in comparison to some of the previous work by this talented group of musicians.
  13. This album isn't on par with the Sadies' searing early material or recent similar country-rock albums from the likes of Oakley Hall or Okkervil River.

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