OST - O Brother Where Art Thou
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Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. 90
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?, features some of the finest bluegrass and old-school twang to be assembled in one place in recent memory. Put together by a team that includes production maestro T-Bone Burnett and singer Gillian Welch, O Brother is carefully -- almost encyclopedically -- compiled, with an emphasis on the sort of gospel-like, acoustic-and-harmony-reliant country once popularized by the Carter Family and other such groups.
  2. This soundtrack is a powerful tribute not only to the time-honored but commercially ignored genres of bluegrass and mountain music but also to Burnett's remarkable skills as a producer.
  3. As an album, easily stands on its own.
  4. What a refreshing rarity this is: movie music that's vital to the story being told, yet proudly standing on its own, with no trace of SoundScan calculation in its choices.
  5. The Coen brothers, together with producer T Bone Burnett, have assembled a collection of folk, bluegrass, gospel and hobo country so true to the music's down-home, egalitarian roots that it's hard to distinguish the old tracks from the new and the folk heroes from screen actors.
  6. This ambitious project explores roots music without the scholarly subtext of an Alan Lomax recording, offering instead a simple but powerful reinterpretation of the originals.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. BobM
    Apr 7, 2005
    10
    If you don't like folk, bluegrass and gospel then why listen to this album and afterwards rate it a low score? If you like this kind of stuff, it's a great album, period. Expand
  2. Jon-MichaelW
    Apr 5, 2004
    10
    Definenately a depression era music history. I cant get enough of that southern gospel!!
  3. Dec 8, 2012
    10
    Best music soundtrack ever.
  4. SethS
    Apr 20, 2005
    9
    An amazing compilation of talent that holds true to what it is...the root of all contemporary music, even rock and roll.
  5. SjorsK
    Jun 21, 2005
    9
    I don't listen to this kind of music, but after seeing the movie I checked out this album. It's great. It's gonna be my traveling mate in my long summer drives in central France. Very warm, amusing, laid back and timeless music. Expand
  6. PantelisD.
    Sep 2, 2002
    5
    Lovely music, but we are in the 21st century, man... And still too young to die...
  7. MargaretH
    Feb 27, 2004
    2
    dull. repeated. get cold mountain instead.

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