Night & Day

  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Release Date: May 15, 2012

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. These 13-songs-in-35-minut​es, cut half in 2008 when he was drunk and half in 2010 when he was sober, are shockingly strong for the first eight or nine, which unfortunately include all the drunk ones.
  2. Q Magazine
    Aug 3, 2012
    The singer's greasy, street pimp-talking vocal style is sometimes at odds with The Sadies' cleaned-up garage vibe, but if you can reconcile a 70-year old drug addict growling: "I like my rum, cos I got no teeth, I let it flow over my gums"... with fiddle-led folk rock and surf guitar, then Night & Day will push all your buttons and then some. [Aug 2012, p.111]
  3. Mojo
    Jul 19, 2012
    The album is at its rawest and most dynamic on such garage tracks as I Gotta Get Shorty Out Of Jail and One-Eyed Jack. [Aug 2012, p.90]
  4. Uncut
    Jul 5, 2012
    It's the gravitational pull of Williams' great jowly voice that remains the defining feature of an often vitriolic set of songs that veer between snake-hipped R'n'B and blasted soul'n'roll.
  5. Jun 13, 2012
    Both sides are endearing in their own way, and both show off a musical legend with plenty left to say.
  6. May 25, 2012
    Williams's gruff narratives are backed by one heck of a band. The Sadies, masterful songwriters in their own right, offer sizzling support. Their manic-rodeo sound and energy doesn't just serve as a backdrop, though. They seem at times to push Williams even further.
  7. May 23, 2012
    [Williams] remains agile, mobile and hostile as the Sadies choogle, twang and vamp behind him.
  8. May 23, 2012
    Night and Day [is] another true testament by one of America's last genuine musical anti-heroes.
  9. 60
    Andre Williams is a renegade R'n B spirit who remains, in his seventies, as scurrilous as ever.
  10. May 23, 2012
    Though it never feels disjointed, it never feels fully realized, either. In the end, it's hard to tell exactly what the album is aiming for, but taken as another rowdy set of tunes from a living legend, Night & Day delivers from both sides of whichever dichotomy it's grappling with at any given moment.
  11. 60
    This 30 minute set [provides] a crazed, occasionally unhinged yet always riveting experience.
  12. Under The Radar
    Jul 9, 2012
    Despite such guests as Jon Spencer and John Langford--and The Sadies themselves-you just want this to be better. [Jun 2012, p.151]

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