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  • Artist(s): The Sadies, Andre Williams
  • Summary: Andre Williams and the Canadian alt-country rock band the Sadies worked together in 2008, however due to Williams' legal and personal problems the project was shelved until they reunited recently to finish the album.
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  • Record Label: Yep Roc
  • Genre(s): Soul, Blues, Alt-Country, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Punk, Regional Blues, Soul-Blues, Detroit Blues, Early R&B
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  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. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. May 23, 2012
    Night and Day [is] another true testament by one of America's last genuine musical anti-heroes.
  5. May 23, 2012
    [Williams] remains agile, mobile and hostile as the Sadies choogle, twang and vamp behind him.
  6. 60
    Andre Williams is a renegade R'n B spirit who remains, in his seventies, as scurrilous as ever.
  7. 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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