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  • Summary: The alt-country rocker releases his latest album on Merge Records.
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  • Record Label: Merge
  • Genre(s): Folk, Alt-Country, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Traitor
You woke up too late, but know what they thought While you were waiting for the strangers that had gone Somewhere to stay together apart, Where... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Uncut
    Aug 18, 2011
    80
    An austere beauty. [Aug 2011, p.81]
  2. Aug 26, 2011
    80
    Our Blood, like most great singer-songwriter efforts, is open to interpretation, but it's the record's malleable sense of emotion that lends it its peculiar gravity.
  3. Aug 29, 2011
    80
    Ultimately, Our Blood must be graded on what it is (rather than what it could have been), and it is quite good.
  4. Aug 3, 2011
    75
    His latest, Our Blood, isn't likely to raise his profile much. But that's okay.
  5. Under The Radar
    Aug 4, 2011
    70
    The cosmic elements decorating those songwriting chops, the dead-on but unpredictable arrangement touches, the warm and present recording--they're all present here. No impasses, only breakthroughs. [Jul 2011, p.92]
  6. Aug 2, 2011
    70
    He has grabbed our attention immediately and reminded us not only what we loved about him, but what tricks he's learned while we weren't paying attention.
  7. 60
    Our Blood doesn't leave me wanting more, it doesn't leave me drooling over another listen, and it sure doesn't leave me interested in more of Richard Buckner's work. But on the same measure, it doesn't leave me sick or angry.

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