Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

  • Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2009
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 'Oh My God' drags during the sparser songs, and the too-cute 'Charlie Darwin' suffers from lyrics like "The lords of war just profit from decay." But pretty ones like 'Cage the Songbird' are comfort-food folk and uptempo tracks like the raucous, Pogues-y singalong 'The Horizon Is a Beltway' are even better.
  2. Warm-hearted folk pop from New England.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 27, 2012
    8
    Oh My God is this a Bob Dylan record?! A really good album, wears the influence of Electric Dylan clearly on the sleeve but there is also aOh My God is this a Bob Dylan record?! A really good album, wears the influence of Electric Dylan clearly on the sleeve but there is also a touch of Tom Waits in there as well. If your into folk and are a fan of the aforementioned artists then you will really enjoy this one. It's not the most original record but the song writing is of a very high level lyrically and musically. Well worth investing your time and money in this one. Full Review »
  2. Sep 29, 2011
    10
    I own about 6,000 albums overall and this is one of my all time favs ever. Ben Knox Miller is a genius as are the others in this band. TheyI own about 6,000 albums overall and this is one of my all time favs ever. Ben Knox Miller is a genius as are the others in this band. They are uber talented and everyone should know them and listen to them. They are truely a beacon in the night of an otherwise trashy music industry. Too bad shrimp has no clue who these guys are for they are not the Killers or Coldplay. Full Review »
  3. MS
    Aug 13, 2009
    7
    Schizophrenic in its mellowness and straight out country guitar-outs. Probably the second best Neil Young album you'll hear this year.